The wooded area behind the neighborhood is leafing out finally. We had lots of rain on Sunday and I swear it looked noticeably more green that afternoon as compared to that morning. The understory plants have come back to life in a lush covering over the forest floor and some of the wildflowers are in bloom.
The trees are just starting to leaf out – a vague sense of green can be observed among the trees, especially if one squints. It’s a beautiful time. Every day the woods look more and more like spring.
Every so often the afternoon sunshine hits the trees in a way that makes the woods look like they are glowing with internal light. It’s a little hard to describe, but the light kind of shimmers around the trees and dances through the leaves, making them look crystalline. The colors get more vibrant, the wood becomes warmer, and the whole effect is golden. Such was the case this afternoon when the clouds broke and we had some glorious sunshine.
The pictures don’t quite capture the way the light seems to come alive, but you can still see how spring is creeping into to the forest and up the trees.
Blessings to you,