First green

End August – and despite a (final?) cold spell during the week, spring moves in relentlessly. The poplars are silvery green with new leaf in the stand across the valley. The cutting, which continues the Beech Borders axis, is blue with hydrangeas in summer. I love the simplicity of this composition in all seasons.


Of all the many blossoms, Prunus nigra  is both one of the earliest and of the most beautiful. This particular strain is white with a touch of burgundy about the base of the petal to match the young leaves and calyxes. Spring seems to literally be shining forth from the darkness of winter here…

Spring shines through


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