“The greens of spring bring so much promise, but the leftover greens of autumn speak of resilience” – Ed Lehming
This spring has offered some very interesting scenes. I’ve hiked March trails covered in ice one day and clear the next. Bright colours from beech groves have remained bright, and new growth seems to be ready for the full revival of spring. Then there are some complete surprises, like this patch of Hepatica, which looks like new growth, with its bright green foliage. The issue is, this is way too early for new growth, so the only explanation is that this wonderful greenery has survived the winter intact.
Our winter here has not been extremely cold or extremely anything, it has been an ‘average’ winter and I would have expected the usual cycle of plants gradually emerging from the leafy forest floor in the next few weeks. There are still a few patches of snow and ice, as I have documented in recent posts. It is, afterall, still late March, and as I write this post, a skiff of new fallen snow covers the ground outside my window.
It will be interesting to see how this particular plant fares over the coming weeks, it certainly is a testament to the resilience of nature.
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD @ 200 mm
1/100 sec, f/5.0, ISO 400