Today I am grateful to the springtime for adorning every tree with most delicate translucent leaves. Only eight days ago I saw that beech – and it had its long strong buds, but no leaves. It looked quite bare surrounded by its proud clothed fellow trees. But today – voila! The beech sported a fine coverage with tiny gentle leaves. Magic.
- Beech Trees: A Favorite Sign of Winter (knightsmiscellany.wordpress.com)