And another leaf…

Liriodendron tulipifera…is unfurled.MalusMeanwhile, a crab apple (Malus) begins to bloom.Aesculus hippocastanumLess delicately, the thumb-sized bud of a Horse-chestut (Aesculus hippocastanum) still contains its upright chandelier of flowers and leaves.Platanus × acerifoliaA young seed-ball of the London Plain (Platanus × acerifolia) blown off in Sunday’s high wind and mushed up on contact with the sidewalk. This was a little under 1cm across, and is in my gloved palm. It was chilly. Last year’s crop of seed-balls, having dangled all winter long, have lately been been blown and strewn all over the neighborhood (and city, for this one of the most common of urban trees).

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