Saturday, April 4, 2015

1554 Last to Leave

From just last week ... It was a very dark and gray, late winter day at Singleton Lake. Occasional heavy, wet snow, mist and fog dominated the morning weather. Great, white conglomerates of countless smaller flakes fell at their terminal velocity consuming smaller, slower flakes as they swept through the still atmosphere. Some of these great white flakes got up to more than 5 centimetres in diameter.
Typically the oak and beech trees hang on to their leaves way longer than most of the other trees. In this case, a trio of small sugar maples were still clinging to their leaves - and still are. These leaves will be the last to leave and will likely only be gone with the wind or with the arrival of the new foliage.
Spring seems to have arrived now. At least the birds think that way.

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