One more look at spring... and her misty green.
What I am trying to show in this series of photographs is the flowering of the Sugar Maple Trees, not the bright colors of the tulips.
At this time of the year it seems to me that the air is pale chartreuse colored. Is it my imagination? Perhaps it is the reflection, off so much new green growth, glowing in the air.
Sugar maple trees are renowned for their autumn colors, the beautiful golds, oranges, yellows, red-orange and all gradations in between. Those who have read "History of the Garden" on my web site already know that when this neighborhood was planned and laid out back in the 1950's the first thing they did after marking the streets was to plant sugar maple trees all along them, two to a house. Therefore, October here has always been gorgeous. It still is, however the trees are in decline and several have been removed.
But, to me the stage when they are in bloom is the prettiest; when those large trees are gowned in lace-like dainty pale chartreuse tassels and fringes stirring in the breezes. Their new, cool spring dresses are perfect for the season and could not be lovelier.
If you would like to see more of this area here is a link to the slide show.