Wordless Wednesday – Sticky Buds

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On Monday I noticed that the village horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) trees are coming into leaf

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Their brown bud scales are giving way to fresh green growth.

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A week ago there was hardly any green showing. They were all shine: Sticky, resin-coated, leathery scales!

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Now you can see the woolly, concertinaed folds of their pinnate leaves unfurling

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Soon the canopy will block out the sky … obscuring the moon!!

About Frogend_dweller

Living in the damp middle of nowhere
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7 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – Sticky Buds

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    Oh, so nice! It is exciting to see leaves unfurling. I miss the sound of the wind moving the leaves during dormancy, it’s a lovely accompaniment to our garden work. 🙂

  2. shoreacres says:

    I’m laughing — I read your title as “Sticky buns.” Now I want a sugar, cinnamon, and pecan confection! Maybe I should substitute horse chestnuts for the pecans!

  3. Cathy says:

    Well-observed 👍

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