Old, dead leaf alongside new green bud????? Surely it isnt Spring already.... by 365anne

Old, dead leaf alongside new green bud????? Surely it isnt Spring already....

I saw a rhododendron with very well developed buds - it will all end in tears! Lovely huge leaf - I've been clearing them this week, and I must say, they are easy to pick up.
November 22nd, 2019  
@anniesue Hmmm,bit of an optical illusion I think Annie-Sue, this is a Magnolia tree so leaves are not quite as big as this seems!! Another reason why I was so surprised to see the bud - Magnolias like warmth
November 22nd, 2019  
@365anne some of my leaves must be 10 inches long - I shall measure one tomorrow ;-) and I suppose rhodies are hardier than magnolias
November 22nd, 2019  
Lovely shot and details.
November 22nd, 2019  
Nice capture!!
November 22nd, 2019  
Great closeup!
November 22nd, 2019  
bep
Well spotted.
November 22nd, 2019  
Dis we miss Christmas?? Clever focus here Anne
November 22nd, 2019  
I'm quite certain that i learned in some book or another that buds are set in the fall. I guess we just have to trust that they know (more or less) what they are doing.
November 22nd, 2019  
@francoise I suppose Nature has been doing it quite well for quite a while! ;-)
November 22nd, 2019  
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