Thursday, April 26, 2012

Yellow and Green, Lacy and Rough

There is a short time in Spring, when the new leaves 
catch the light in a way that shows off their lacy delicacy,
contrasting its bright coloring with the dark
roughness of the tree's trunk.
The best time to catch this coloring is in
the morning or late afternoon, otherwise the sun
flattens out both the beautiful color
and fine detail of the leaflets.

The top picture was taken at around 5 in the afternoon,
while the bottom one was taken somewhere
between 8 or 9 on the morning. At those times, 
the tree just seems to glow with color. 
Of course, since most people drive by, it's likely they will 
never look up from the intersection to notice. 


dive said...

Yikes! Too bright! Where are my sunglasses?
What is that? Mimosa? Robinia? Whatever it is it must sure wake you up in the mornings.

Speedway said...

It is definitely bright. I don't know what it is, Dive. It isn't mimosa because it doesn't make the pretty pink flowers, but it will growx very large and the leaves turn a gorgeous green during the summer. This one is near where I live and is a comparative baby to others about a mile away.