There’s something about transitions and thresholds that I find fascinating, yet I can’t pinpoint it. Walking the dogs today, I saw this very handsome, but still very sleepy tree.
Then further across the fields I spy this blossom.
Last year’s oak leaves hanging on.
This little wood wasn’t here the last time I came to Eastern fields.
Hooray for hawthorn, creamy flowers in May, Hawthorn Jelly later in summer.
The tops of these trees are waking up, I must re-learn the tree names that I knew in infant school.
Oh the limitations of a phone camera!
A serpent awakening?
Let’s end with damsons – or sloes?
We’re all observing the late arrival of spring in the UK, and this is my second post for ‘Awakening’, this weeks photo challenge.
14 thoughts on “Awakening”
Was a shock to the system on Thursday returning to trees that still look bare. I knew spring was delayed but somehow I still expected everything to look green. Good news is that it means this year I get to enjoy an English spring as well as a Portuguese one 🙂
It wasn’t until I was recording the same route in Ludlow each month for the monthly photo challenge that I realised how late it is when the trees turn green. Most of the larger natives don’t get their full leaves until May. My two goat willows are just starting to green up and the Kilmarnock willow is bursting with furry catkins. Won’t be long 🙂
Ah….I always think of my Bday as trees just green but obviously that’s those rose tinted glasses!
I suppose it depends a lot on the winter weather. And the type of tree. When is your birthday?
In a few days 😉
I’m seriously ignorant of tree names, Gilly, but absurdly in love with blossom. 🙂 🙂 Ecstatic and slightly unbelieving to see a blue sky this morning. Wishing you a joyful weekend! 🙂
Wow! A great perspective on ‘awakening’! 🙂
At last, so good to see these lovely signs of spring
Beautiful selection of what’s to come as Spring continues to bloom.
Copper leaves love em. Nature so beautiful.
This series is quite inspiring, Gilly. I love how you capture the beauty of nature.
Awakening, indeed. 🙂
I know it doesn’t fit the awakening theme, but I love that photo of the oak leaves. I am always taking photos of them hanging on the branches on the hill.
An excellent transition essay. Thresholds are very resonant places. We need to pay them more attention – as you have done here.
Hey Gilly .. that sure is a handsome tree, and will no doubt look amazing when it wakes up 🙂