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Spring Growth of a Norway Maple (25) - Day 46

More Yellow Rain!

 

A bit of rain and wind on days 45 & 46 of this project resulted in the shedding of thousands of the yellow maple flowers onto the ground below. Here are a number of them in closeup lying on our wooden deck. Some are dripping with the rain water.

 

For those of you who are unfamiliar with my project, over the past several weeks, I have been following the annual spring growth and development of the Norway Maple tree, from their winter buds to the formation of the maple flowers, winged seeds and characteristic maple leaves, through a combination of telephoto, macro and microscope images. This project combines my interests in biology and photography and hopefully will be educational and enjoyable to all of you.

 

Here is a link to all of the images and to more detailed explanations about the day-to-day changes that were being seen: www.flickr.com/photos/sewerdoc/sets/72157626656335714/

 

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Taken on May 16, 2011