April 13- filling in the gaps

Just a short one today, as it wound up being quite the full day without much opportunity for wandering & observing.  We’ve finally returned to reasonable mid-April weather, a bit nippy in the morning and pleasant during the day–nice to have a bit of springtime squeezed between the weather extremes!

The maple trees have been leafing out for a few days now, but I noticed this morning that the oaks are starting to get into it as well.  I guess this is why they call this type a “red oak.”Imagel

Another oak leaf just starting to come out of its bud.Image

Spent much of the day driving around Louisa doing chores and hunting down yard sales.  On this country lane, I kept thinking about how pretty all the trees looked surrounded by a green haze of tiny little newly-opened leaves.Image

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And back at Twin Oaks, the forests have that springtime look, exactly halfway between winter gray and summer green.Image

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