“Emergent Maple”

“Emergent Maple”

“Spring is the time of new birth, new hope, and a time to restart.”
– Ed Lehming

I simply love those first few walks in the forest as the ground warms and new life emerges from the recently frozen ground. From the compressed blanket of dead leaves plants press through this thick layer with surprising strength and abundance.

New and fresh leaves unfurl from small buds and tight clusters which can no longer contain them. These new leaves, freshly exposed to the spring air rapidly expand, revealing wonderful structures and textures.

Among the fresh and pale green of the forest floor are new maple saplings, leathery orange and striped with bright green veins. They stand out because they are such a different colour than the rest of the emerging plants.

Within the next few days, the leaves will be fully opened, deep green, and will start to drink in the sunshine for another season.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
1/160 sec, f/9.0, ISO 100

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2 Comments on ““Emergent Maple”

  1. It’s a time full of hope and promise – my favourite time of year!

  2. Pingback: “Almost Ready for Summer” | Ed Lehming Photography

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