Copper beech (Fagus sylvatica purpurea) coming into leaf
Here we are again with the monthly shout-out to all tree followers. If you are new to tree following, read all about it here.
The May tree-following link box is now closed, but at the bottom of this post you will find links to all the wonderful contributions we received this month…
Here in Cardiff everything is very dappled. And it made me think that the Impressionist artists who used “pointillism” had the right idea. The trees that are just starting to wake up for spring are very “dotty” and every dot is a leaf, or a flower.
So I had a go at a couple of photographs using the PhotoShop “Pointillize” filter…
An attempt to pointillize an image of young maple leaves
An attempt to pointillize a cherry tree
That wasn’t totally successful, but it amused me for half an hour!
All too soon summer will join up all the dots and everywhere will be a mass of green. I prefer spring, it’s so much prettier.
I look forward to seeing what the trees are like where you live.
By the way, if you haven’t noticed, Lucy Corrander, who used to manage this wonderful “meme”, has a new laptop and is back to her old blogging self again. You will find her here: Loose and Leafy.
Here are this month’s tree-following contributors…
Linda’s Garden – Buddleia/butterfly bush
Erika Groth – Betula/birch
Alison – Blackberry Garden – Cydonia/quince
Frances – Island Threads – Betula pubescens/downy birch
Tineke – ‘t Groentje – Salix/willow
Caroline – Wild and Wonderful – Betula pendula/birch and Prunus avium Sylvia/cherry
Hollis – Plants and Rocks – tree photography tips
Annie – Earthstar – Metasequoia glyptostroboides/dawn redwood
Maria – Leaf Encounter – Acer pseudoplatanus/English sycamore revisited
Liz – Amelanchier/serviceberry
Jean’s Garden – /Prunus/native Maine cherry
Beth – Plant Postings – mystery Aesculus/buckeye – and a great time-lapse video
Flighty’s Plot – Quercus/young oak
Pat – Squirrelbasket – Quercus/oak
Tina – My Gardener Says – Platanus occidentalis/American sycamore
Janet – Plantaliscious – Prunus/cherry
Thank you to everyone – see you all again on June 7!
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