New Growth

The apple trees don’t have as many blossoms this year, and the Gravenstein in particular may have been hurt by the recent freeze. But the cherry trees seem happy.

May 7, 2017

May 10, 2017

The flax is also blooming.

And there is new growth starting along the roads, in addition to the usual fallen dead trees.


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12 Responses to New Growth

  1. Cathy in NZ says:

    the broken tree, looks so interesting – completely as if someone painted the outside pure black but the innards look like lovely ordinary coloured and living wood…

    • Jean says:

      The pure black is from the fire. That black coating has fallen off a lot of the trees in the past six (almost) years. It’s a long process.

    • Cathy in NZ says:

      I realised that was how the trunk got black. it’s so deeply layered on as if it was painted on…

    • Jean says:

      The layer was because the bark turned black, the wood underneath didn’t. When the bark falls off some of the trees the remaining wood is exposed.

  2. tammy j says:

    fire is the most devastating thing.
    it’s so sad to lose so many beautiful trees.
    and yet clear cutting is still being done in huge expanses of our forests.
    one wonders if we will eventually look like iceland!
    tammy j´s last blog post ..moving on old bean

    • Jean says:

      The drought is killing a lot of the trees even without a fire. But then the dead trees go up in flame when something acts as a match.

  3. Signs of spring always resonate with me. Nature is irrepressible, and gives us so much hope!
    Still the Lucky Few´s last blog post ..Fergus and the Retirement Gremlins

  4. Rummuser says:

    Those are lovely signs of rejuvenation. So, spring for you and we are still sweltering here!
    Rummuser´s last blog post ..Fashion.

  5. Linda Sand says:

    People are like that; we have to let parts die for new growth to happen.

    • Jean says:

      The Forest Service tries to have controlled burns to make room for new growth without the devastating fires like the one we had. It saves a lot of erosion and flash flooding.

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