No green (yet)

Beach leaves early spring

Last year’s beech leaves, holding on until budding makes them drop.

I love woods in late winter, before even the color begins to change from the earliest phases of bud growth. Sunlight penetrates to the accumulated old leaves and the color scheme is shades of brown trending toward black and toward yellow, yet reaching neither.


  1. Sherry says:

    We are supposed to hit fourth today! Yahoo! Trees are tapped so let the sap flow….

  2. Sherry says:

    That is supposed to say forty!

  3. Sammy says:

    Fingers crossed on good syrup season!

  4. kayak woman says:

    We had a dry December and I was loving hikes in the brown woods under cloudless skies!