This week spring seems to have gone into overdrive! The leaves are bursting everywhere, with each species displaying it’s own special green.
Here are a selection I spotted on a walk recently. The sky isn’t quite so blue as I’m writing this, but the rain is much needed!
First we have the Oak - such a distinctive colour that new Oak leaves have.
Next we have the Beech leaves - I love how they present themselves - perfectly folded as if almost corrugated, and furry around the edges - so different to their shiny strong leaves later in the year.
The Birch is covered in tiny bright green leaves - so many and contrasting with the drying catkins from earlier in the year.
The Lime - not as many leaves as yet, but some are opening. The rest are bulging in shiny pink-red buds.
They Sycamore and their flowers are putting on a brilliant display! And it’s not just the trees that are looking wonderful...
The bracken is pushing on up, I've noticed a lot more in the last week.
More ferns are unfurling - I love the scale here of the tiny fern, the same height as grass and bluebell leaves against the tall conifers in the background.
Bluebells are really doing their thing now - it's hard not to just keep taking photos of them!