It seems conditions lately have been perfect for sprouting a plethora of fungi. Everywhere we go, we are greeting with fascinating specimens growing on, in, and under tree trunks. This one was really ready for its close-up, lit by a single shaft of sunlight on the shadowy forest floor.
Nature as artist.
203/365: maple leaf imprint on concrete
What a difference a day makes! Yesterday was gray and raw with a much-needed April shower.
Reflections never fail me! I stood out in the rain just long enough to glimpse our budding silver maple in the mirrored puddles. I thought it made a good contrast to yesterday’s brilliant yellow-green sugar maple buds.
113/365: rainy day deck reflection
Always one of my favorite spring sights: the show-stopping contrast of the chartreuse sugar maple buds against a clear blue sky. Happy Arbor Day to you and your favorite tree 🙂
112/365: sugar maples with blue sky
A different kind of flame, this fiery orange tree. Sometimes it’s the forms I love. The textures. The lines. Other times I just see color fields, as if I’m looking through Rothko’s viewfinder.
94/365: color fields
The woods are dotted with clumps of green grass and plump green buds eagerly unfolding. It won’t be long now until the whole thing is awash in shades of green…*sigh*…
91/365: tree buds
Playing with shadows two days in a row means two consecutive days of sunshine! This silhouette was so strong and clear, it was like someone came along and painted the tree on the side of the house. The best part was that I’d never noticed it before, making we wonder if it was a rare and special occurrence or if I just hadn’t been paying attention.
23/365: tree silhouette with window