Monday, 25 April 2016

Spring Greens

I love the moment in Spring when everything is just on the brink of bursting into leaf. The shoots, buds and new leaves are so many different shades and often there is a warm haze of purple and pink over the woodlands.



The new leaves are different colours on each tree and bush and only in Autumn does the countryside show such a variety of tones.
On my wanderings this weekend, I tried to capture as many different greens as I could find- such a pleasure!


Horse Chestnut
 

Hawthorn
 

Oak


The verges are changed from their bedraggled winter dun colour to a rich new green where;
" Weeds in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush"
 
Ransoms

 
Bracken

 
Queen Anne's Lace

 
mainly Blackberry

 
 Bluebells and stitchwort gleam against their background of grass and beech
 
 
 
 
 
Patterns of ferns and a Beech avenue
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Everything was glowing in the sunlight
 
 
 
 
Wheat fields and far hills are green
 
 
 
 
 
And the tree line is, for this short space of time, a mix of so many shades and hues, before it settles down to the uniform green of summer
 
 
 




" Proud pied April, dressed in all his trim,
Hath put a spirit of youth in every thing."

8 comments:

  1. How beautiful. I specially love the bluebell picture, but you are quite right about the mass of different colours, and not just greens. This is the most beautiful time of year, better even than autumn in my opinion. In recent years it hasn't been as sunny as I'd like but you clearly took advantage of the few days we had recently.

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    1. Thank you, I was lucky to have a free day when the light was good and everything just glowed with colour. The little bluebell wood was an especially fine one, with a really thick carpet of flowers.

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  2. Lovely green post, Jane.

    To answer your question on my blog - two different things chili, and peach crisp is a peach desert.

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    1. Ahhhh, I thought it some extremely unusual American treat! Jane xx

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  3. The new green is my favourite green of the year...it holds such promise.

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    1. I agree. It glows like a jewel in the sunlight doesn't it Marie?

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