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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.



playing with photography @ eljaygee whilst Tell Tale Therapy has a weakness for words

13 thoughts on “Thursday trees: In Neutral

  1. 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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