There is, to my mind, something magical and mystical about the process of Spring. It never ceases to amaze, and when you have the capacity to watch it on a daily basis (as I am fortunate to be able to do in a moderately large garden) then the mystery deepens.
From an almost invisible node: a leaf, blossom or a flower may evolve. How is that process governed? How does that bud know it is to generate a leaf and not a bud of blossom or a flower? How does it know when to start? What controls this process? How does a cell know it’s destiny?
Observing the evolution of Lilac leaves is something that fascinates me every year. I return time and time again to capture images of these leaves that have such a graceful shape; and set against the light (one of our lilac trees is ideally positioned for that ‘contre jour’ shot) I find there is an almost endless stream of images.
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