Buds opening

by | Aug 10, 2011 | Uncategorized | 4 comments

The same buds that I photographed just a few days ago and now peeling back their skins and showing their tender folded petals.

And while some trees are still quite dormant, others are popping out little leaf buds, red with new life.

It seems amazing that the bright green of a leaf is concealed inside such a red bud. Red and green are complementary colours. Artists learn to create a vibration by placing red and green next to each other. These buds must be vibrating with joy at their imminent release.

And Spring arose on the garden fair,
 Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
 And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast
 rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.
 ~Percy Bysshe Shelley, ‘The Sensitive Plant’


  1. lifeonthecutoff

    How awesome it is to watch a bud open. There is that energy, the vibrating joy. What a delightful way to view a bud’s awakening. I’ll keep that with me, Juliet, for those first joys next spring.

  2. juliet

    Yes, it is awesome Penny, and our spring seems to move ahead slowly, with plenty of time to observe.

  3. Marja

    “These buds must be vibrating with joy at their imminent release.” You’re such a great writer able to see and express all this beauty . Just what I needed today. Thanks

  4. juliet

    Thank you Marja; how kind.


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