New Leaves by fishers

New Leaves

Another visit to the former Clifton Hospital site, and I spotted this cluster of new leaves on one of the trees.

I once saw a nature video describing tree buds bursting into life. It described how the buds were an effective protective shell, but that when the buds open, a race began with the local insect life that feeds on the leaves, and the leaves opening quickly to allow photosynthesis to take place so the tree can grow.

That would explain why this cluster of what had shortly before been buds were well on the way to being fully open.

Ian
Nice shot
April 19th, 2021  
Nice details great shot
April 19th, 2021  
Great detail and lovely vibrant spring green.
April 19th, 2021  
Looks like the top one is a spinning dancer and the bottom one has hands outstretched and head lifted up to welcome the sunshine in prayer!
April 19th, 2021  
Lovely close up details
April 19th, 2021  
Very nicely taken.
April 19th, 2021  
brilliant sharp capture and dof
April 19th, 2021  
Beautiful focus and capture
April 19th, 2021  
The darling buds... of April!
April 19th, 2021  
so unusual
April 19th, 2021  
Have two of the about two feet high. Grow them from the chestnut I found in the wild
April 19th, 2021  
superb
April 19th, 2021  
A great shot, Ian. I enjoyed reading your narrative. would be nice to see the video.
April 19th, 2021  
Nice photo and interesting commentary.
April 20th, 2021  
Lovely new growth
April 20th, 2021  
Beautiful and very clear. Nature is full of beautiful moments if we do not interfere.
April 20th, 2021  
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Thank you all for your lovely comments and favs, they are very much appreciated.

It has been a beautiful day today, with temperature up to 17C, which will give a real boost to all the new growth.

Ian
April 20th, 2021  
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