Thursday trees: In Neutral

Corylus avellana 'Contorta'  - corkscrew hazel on the cusp of Spring -monochromeThe watershed between Winter and Spring is the last opportunity to appreciate the contours of trees before the first coating of leaves occludes the frameworks. I take the time to meditate upon their fabulous forms.

displaying the naked contours of twig, branch and trunk - trees in early Spring, Regent's park

Aside from some with decorous blossoms in pastel shades, most trees remain in neutral tones. Stately yet  understated, their sap-rising metamorphosis goes almost unseen.

neutral honey colours of willow in early SpringAll this week I’m painting blog posts a different colour  [#coloursabroad] and putting a Blogger in the Limelight:

If you are an arborophile or even a nemophilist then take Lucy’s annual challenge and Follow A Tree
…I’ve just chosen one & it will be my next write up on Tell Tale Therapy
Lucy has just left a comment: A hasty note to remind you there will be a link box for Tree Following posts on Loose and Leafy tomorrow (March 7th). It’ll stay open for seven days.


13 thoughts on “Thursday trees: In Neutral

  1. I understand your point regarding the framework to trees but I do love the early part of spring when the first leaves are just breaking through but the structure of branches can still be seen.

  2. Funny, isn’t it, we ache for spring and yet with its arrival we lose those wonderful architectural shapes, I think that’s what I loved so much about the trees at Plas Newydd. Good to celebrate the outlines before they are filled in with blossom and leaves.

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