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spring buds on our japanese maple

These tiny buds on our Japanese Maple were the first sign of new spring life in our back yard. We plan to chronicle the emergence of the new spring leaves on this tree in pictures and by pressing the leaves as they grow larger over the next two or three weeks. We already talked about how the tree was asleep (dormant) during the winter – just as bears hibernate – and how the tiny buds on the branches were the first sign of the tree waking up for the warmer weather.

MaryAnne lives is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

8 thoughts on “Spring Science”

  1. Awesome picture!! We have one of these trees too. I’ll have to look at it tomorrow and see where it’s at in it’s growth as well. Thanks for a great idea!
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  2. This is a great idea. This shot is beautiful, and I am looking forward to looking at the rebirth of spring in your pictures.
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  3. Elisa | blissfulE

    I really like this photo of the branch with a background of the tree’s shadow.

    Sounds like you’re in for a wonderful hands-on learning adventure. Have you seen Nancy Elizabeth Wallace’s book Leaves! Leaves! Leaves!?
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    Hope you have a great day!

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