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Sunday, May 8, 2016

... And Other Visual Treats of Spring

     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.

:-)  :-)  :-)

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