Tender Green of Spring :: Le vert tendre du printemps

Yesterday the buds were bursting and today the leaves have bursted from their shells! The tender green of spring is here. The maple trees, beech and yellow birches, aronias, the whole family of viburnums have opened their leaves, except for the ashes which start opening later and are the first ones to lose their leaves in autumn. Another thing that arrived yesterday were the black flies. In one week’s time the mosquitoes will also too… and then in June to be replaced by the deer flies. The joys of living in the woods — LOL ;-)

Hier les bourgeons éclataient et aujourd’hui les feuilles sont ouvertes sur les érables, hêtres, aronies, fusains, bouleaux jaunes et toutes les familles de viornes sauf pour les frênes… ces arbres commencent plus tard et sont aussi les premiers à perdre leurs feuilles à l’automne. Les mouches noires sont aussi arrivées et la semaine prochaine ça va être le tour des maringouins… et en juin les mouches à chevreuil! La joie de vivre dans le bois ;-)

Sketchbook: Musée des Beaux-arts de Montréal
Pen: Pilot Flexi Grip
Ink: Noolders Lexington Grey
Colours: Aureolin, Cobalt Blue & Burnt Umber


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