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new leaves



l love the colour and shapes 
of new leaves 
on the trees

just after they have rolled open
their newborn light green
shimmering thinness

hesitantly at first
in the spring breeze
 tentative first steps 

 a constant which fills my window
and greets me daily
the cycle of life
and renewal

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and Lolli


  1. The green of spring fulfills an almost biological need. There is really nothing like it....

  2. Yes, Saz- a green so fresh you can smell it through glass. Lovely images. ~rick

  3. I love spring too. I love when our trees fill up with all the fresh green leaves. It's so renewing.

  4. So lovely to look out at. It's all green here now, too! And so fresh!

  5. I love the view but more than that I love the size and shape of your window!

  6. Oh so true, Saz! I want to come back as a tree.. In my single days, in London, in the summer, if I stared off way into the distance, I might be lucky enough to glimpse the top-most leaf on a distant (hidden from sight) tree. Now I have my own glen outside my window, and I will NEVER take it for granted!

  7. Sometimes, living in the San Francisco area, I miss the huge trees of my youth in Georgia! It's just not the same here.
    Beautiful shots.

  8. The sight of the fresh new leaves is so uplifting.

  9. I love the way you did that! Glimpses of your flat and the view from the window, gradually looking out into the tree. Lovely combination of photos.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

  10. Sweetheart, you are getting better and betterer; not only in yourself but in your work and your words. Lovely!

  11. Your poem expresses so well what I felt out there early this morning in the rain, photographing the new leaves!

  12. I love leaves too .. especially through a nice clean window!

  13. just after they have rolled open
    their newborn light green
    shimmering thinness

    LOVE that line.

    Love the window shots.

    Great post!

  14. What a beautiful view out your window! Doesn't it make you so happy to see it?

  15. Oh my goodness! I love it! I would love to look out my window and see such a beautiful tree. Your window is perfect! Some windows are just high enough that when you sit down you loose the effect of what you see outside, which is how my bedroom windows are. I have to stand to get the full view.

    Your room is pretty too. It has such victorian coziness. One can easily find oneself there with a cup of coffee and swept away in their own thoughts. No wonder your poems are so beautiful! Such inspiration!

  16. You have a poet's eyes and heart, dearest Saz! You have described this PERFECTLY!!! Only an incredible artist like yourself would notice the difference in have fed my soul today, dear friend! Loved this...heart and soul...Love you, too! Janine XOXO

  17. Yep, spring green is the best! And what a lovely view you have.
    Happy weekend.

  18. HI Saz, Thanks so much for visiting me and becoming a follower...Keep in touch...Thanks, Cynthia

  19. beautiful! like living in a tree house!

  20. I know what you mean. I feel the same way about leaves and spring time.

  21. 原來這世上能跟你共同領略一個笑話的人竟如此難得..................................................

  22. oh i feel your excitement and hope. i just think how pretty it will be as it changes through the seasons.

  23. It's a new and exciting time for you....regrowth. Enjoy it Lx (and I'm not referring to your bodily hair!) Lx

  24. Love them too, they made me sad this year though, can't see so many from where I live now. Cheered up a bit since then though.

    Hope you are ok?


  25. Optimism. Hope those roots are running deep and through, Saz.



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