Saturday, April 11, 2009

the unexpected colors of spring

The brilliant color in the tree above is not flowers but leaves. Red leafed trees dot the hillsides of spring. The tiny, tender leaves of many trees -- but especially of the maples that turn brilliantly red in fall -- are also rosy red in spring.

Photos ©sgreerpitt, April 11, 2009. Taken in my neighborhood in Letcher County, Kentucky.