Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Return of the Buckeyes


Adapted to California's cycle of rainy winters and dry summers, the Buckeye trees are among the first to grow new leaves. In the duff below, last year's seeds attempt a toe-hold.

3 comments:

kymk said...

Your buckeye leaves look like they are floating on air!

Petrea said...

It's clear why people once believed in fairies.

USelaine said...

Kym, they look like fleur-de-lys at this stage, don't they?

P, I had a great shot of leaves actually sprouting up from a rooting seed, but the focus point missed it. (Didn't use viewfinder, put camera on the ground.) Maybe I save that view for next year. ;^)