Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Emerging Leaves

I like the first buds of spring. They tell you that the dark winter days are leaving us and the good weather lies ahead. Green growth is coming! These emerging leaves are on the Horse Chestnut trees that fill the pedestrian area of the Promenade. Cheltenham is quite a 'green' town, with lots of trees, parks and open spaces all helping the town breathe.

7 comments:

Ken said...

In my neck of the woods we're still quite a few weeks away from seeing green growth.
Thanks for the photo.

slim said...

This gives me hope. We move the clocks ahead this weekend and it will be lighter later which is a start but our horse chestnuts are a quite a few weeks away from this.

brian said...

i always love this time in spring too when the tree buds start to awaken... we got some snow in a few areas in dallas last night, so hopefully it didn't damage any!

Lynette said...

What a wonderful photo that represents the hope of spring. Thank you.

Ioanna said...

Beautiful, optimistic photo! It makes me smile!

oldmanlincoln said...

As soon as I saw this I thought it was from a Butternut tree but see from your post it is from a Chestnut tree. They must be close relatives as this much looks a lot like the Butternut used to look. Nice photograph.

Lori said...

That's such a lovely photo of the emerging leaves. They look so fresh and the green is a very vibrant color. Very nice!

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