Friday, March 18, 2011

The Miracle of the Buds

I noticed a faint reddish tint to the Japanese Maple tree. I thought I was imagining it, but when I got REALLY close to one of the branches I saw these really tiny buds. I used my Micro Nikkor closeup lens to take these photographs, and the size of the buds as displayed on the blog is probably eight times normal size! These buds are less than 1/8" in size. Looking at the buds through the closeup lens got me thinking of the miracle that recurs every spring when the buds emerge.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes, the miracle and promise of spring. It's cool how the "birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees" all just allow what is right and natural... too bad it is not that easy for us humans. Happy Spring! :)