Serenity Sunday: Letting go and taking hold

I have been keeping an eye on one of the two sycamores on the south side of the house, since one of them has retained a single leaf through the winter, attached to the tip of its topmost branch.  I can’t imagine how the tree has been able to hold on to its stem for so long, in spite of some very windy days.  I made this shot of it just a few days ago, and noticed just yesterday that it had finally let it go.

Last sycamore leaf 9047Also yesterday, I presented one of the three daffodils that had started to unfold.  Today no fewer than 14 have opened fully and another dozen are ready to join them.  What a difference a day makes!  We have a good chance of some rain later today, and that should help the others to come into their glory in short order as well.  We are hoping so very much that the rain will come—it has been so very dry here!

Daffodils 9159

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12 Responses to Serenity Sunday: Letting go and taking hold

  1. My optimism of yesterday held good this morning with a welcoming sun…and yes, looking about our neighbourhood we too had daffodils in something of a profusion! But I fear that was short lived, this afternoon it is back to grey skies and a marked drop in temperature…….It might be that we have just had Spring!

  2. I hope you get rain!!

  3. My jove, I think you’ve done it! You’ve found proof that Spring is finally here. Yayyyyy!!! You’ve made me smile once again. Thank you Gary :). And I just have to mention that the first shot is awesome too. I love how you captured the moon in the frame. You know what’s funny though. If you hadn’t told the story about the leaf, I would have sworn that was a bird perched at the top of the tree :).

    • krikitarts says:

      Oh, how I love to hear that I’ve made you smile again–that really helps to make my day! And I’m happy that you liked the sycamore, too. Others have had the bird thought as well, so i’ts not just you.

  4. Adrian Lewis says:

    Hi, Gary! Lovely Daffodil shot >>> but its the top shot that really intrigues me >>> do you happen to know the identification of the bird at the top??? It seems to have a longish tail and so might be a raptor – but my first thought on looking at this was Hawk Owl Surnia ulula, but I very much doubt that it is, it was just how it struck me.

    Very much like this top shot – the Moon, the symmetrical bare tree, and the bird at the apex – lovely stuff! Adrian

    • krikitarts says:

      I’m really glad that you like both shots, Adrian, but I’m afraid I have to let you know that the silhouette in the top branch of the tree belongs not to a raptor, but rather to Platanus occidentalis, our sycamore. It was the last remaining leaf after the winter. I hadn’t realized how much it does look like a bird. You certainly do have a keen eye–and an even keener imagination (both of which I already knew)!

  5. Meanderer says:

    Two very different and lovely images. The top one is very striking especially with the moon at the top – it reminds me of a mid-December shot.

    The daffodil photo looks very painterly – I like it a lot.

    • krikitarts says:

      The moon was a bonus. I had already shot the leaf a couple of days before, and when I went out to give Limo his morning constitutional, I looked up to see if the leaf was still there; it was–and so was that wonderful moon! And thanks for telling me you like the daffodil a lot–some have said it’s too painterly with the greenish detail deep in the throat of the blossom. I understand that very well, but I really like it this way, too!

  6. victoriaaphotography says:

    That shot of the tree with the single leaf at the top is amazing.
    I think you should take it that the tree’s releasing the leaf is the ultimate sign of the changing of the seasons.
    Hope you get some rain too. I’m sure it will spur the daffodils and other Spring blooms to reach up through the earth to the sky.

    • krikitarts says:

      That’s exactly what I’m hoping. It seems so far that it’s working out that way, but I still have one of two reservations. We shall see. We are having the rain, though, and that will surely help a great deal.

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