Spring leaves on Sunday

Fathers’ Day dawned sunny and warm here today. The Japanese Maple is bursting into leaf offering so many fresh new hues.

Here is one branchlet of springy newness almost with autumn tones.


But my late Dad would quote Robert Frost who so correctly said: “Nature’s first green is gold…..” And so it is with the Maple.


8 thoughts on “Spring leaves on Sunday

    1. ordinarygood Post author

      Thank you. It is the anniversary of his death this week and he quoted the poem to Mum as they were travelling through newly leafing trees just days before he died.
      It is a favourite poem of mine.

      1. Gallivanta

        My grandmother died in September, so it’s always a poignant month for me; remembering her death in the newness of spring, which was, I think, her favourite time of year.

      2. ordinarygood Post author

        It feels such a paradox at times and doubly so as my first child has his birthday in September. Life and death in a time of new growth.
        I’m glad you have that likely link between your grandmother and her favourite time of year.

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