Another thing I enjoy about spring is the look of the new foliage on the broad-leaf trees and shrubs. Often colors will show that are later masked by the chlorophyll. Here are a few more pictures.
|Trident maple, Acer buergerianum.|
|Korean hornbeam, Carpinus coreana. No other color, but variations of hue and texture.|
|Japanese maple, Acer palmatum.|
|Chinese quince, Pseudocydonia sinensis. Just a tinge of rust-orange in the new foliage.|
|Chinese quince flowers, about 1/2-inch across. This double variety makes it very obvious|
that the plant is part of the Rose family (Rosaceae.)
As I said before - it still feels like a bonus to have a time of year when all this sort of natural beauty is coming out at once! To me, it's one more reason to appreciate the Creator.
:-) :-) :-)