Liquidambar styraciflua progression
This has to be one of the most interesting combination of textures and shapes I’ve ever seen.
Today I saw young leaves on a Callery Pear tree.
Today I saw more of a Sweetgum tree in emergence.
The contrast between the silky soft – and I mean silky rabbit foot soft – emergence and the gnarly prickly ball it will, I assume, become, is striking. I’ve never seen a sweetgum tree up close before now so I am looking forward to seeing how this all develops.
Callery Pear blossoms holding strong under the weight of overnight snow
Today I saw, amongst the white flowering buds of the Callery Pear, Cedar Waxwings reaching for last season’s withered fruit.