Wednesday, March 02, 2011


One day we imagine we have to cut the Jerul down because its branches look dead. Another day we imagine we see hard nubs all along the branch but we're not sure, not even when the tree is so close to the window we could touch the leaves - if it had any.

Then one day, the leaves burst out and they grow every day, faster even than small children, and - if you but had the patience and the eyes of a stop-motion camera - you could see them change shape and colour and fill out the blank spaces on the branches.

brown-green=shiny new

Seconds earlier there was a bird. Here is the evidence.

New leaves for old

1 comment:

dipali said...

I love that pinky brown pre-green of new leaves!