Emerging Buds

The Sugar Maple is one of the most important trees of Canada. It is the national icon that is used on the flag and various coats of arms. The tree is also used for making maple syrup and is logged throughout Canada as a staple hardwood.

*Unidentified deciduous shrub local to Southern Ontario*

This is a photo of the flowers produced by the Serviceberry shrub. This plant flowers in spring and eventually bears fruit in the summer. Where this plant is found locally its fruits are used for jams.

 

This is a Tamarack tree showing new growth. The name Tamarack is the Algonquian name for the species and means “wood used for snowshoes”. The Tamarack is an interesting tree because although it is not an evergreen it has needles. Unlike other typical evergreens the tamarack changes colors by the season and losses it needles for winter. In this photo one can see the new needles forming.

Posted on April 28, 2012, in Nature, Photography, Spring and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Thnx for passing by on my site.Your site looks very interesting and your photos are beautiful!!!! Have a nice day
    -Agnès

  2. wow. the first shot is gorgeous. i can see it framed on a wall.

  3. Great macro-photography shots.

  4. Lovely spring portrayal

  5. Gorgeous photos! I appreciate your view…and the visit over at my blog as well. I’ll check in again to see more of your beautiful home. Great work!

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