SLOWLY, the leaves are unfolding, but this is the latest spring I can remember. It's as if spring has been on hold for 3 weeks, and now it's finally arriving.
We have a favourite road we drive down on our way to places further south; it goes through the woods for almost the entire concession. These first three photos were taken May 2nd, when the leaves were still just yellow-green opening buds.
There was a bit of green showing, but certainly no leaves in the canopy.
These next five photos were taken yesterday. It's a LOT greener, and the Sugar Maple canopy is filling in fast.
There are no homes along this concession, so it's not plowed in the winter, and the trees are not cut back to make room for snow banks. So we drive right through the woods at the edge of the road.
The canopy certainly isn't out entirely yet, but there's definitely a lot of green now.
Spring is slow, but it's finally coming along.
Beautiful! I would love to travel down that road!ReplyDelete
Oh, I so would travel that road every chance I had...Lorelei (our granddaughter) used to call it going through the forest and she said it awed tones if we went under a canopy of trees.ReplyDelete
Same here, FG. Finally spring.ReplyDelete
Nice selection of photosReplyDelete
Hello, I love seeing the leaves back on the trees and all the greenery. The last shot is lovely. Enjoy your Thursday!ReplyDelete
That's quite a difference. Spring may be late, but it's definitely come to your lovely part of the world. I'll be out in our own lovely forest today, where the greenery is incredibly lush. :-)ReplyDelete
These country roads are such fun to travel. And when the trees are out full, the canopy keeps the roads dry on many rainy days.......like today! Beautiful. I have a stretch of road here like that but not near as long under the trees and it is well used winter and summer.ReplyDelete
Love seeing the trees turning green. It's a sign of renewed life. Great comparison photos.ReplyDelete
Be Safe and Enjoy!
It's about time.
Wow so beautiful. Like the changing of the guard. Pretty roadReplyDelete
It was the same here- spring was so late in really showing itself.ReplyDelete
I like your series of spring slowly returning to these trees!ReplyDelete
It changes SO FAST!ReplyDelete
WoW!!! hard to believe the change, it is so beautiful!!! we go from air conditioning to heat, day by day. we used the a/c in april, most of may we have used the heat!!!!ReplyDelete
What a change. Glad you are finally getting spring by you.ReplyDelete
You're fortunate that officialdom (or is it officialdumb?) hasn't seen fit to "daylight" the road to make maintenance easier and promote melting of snow and ice.ReplyDelete