Today’s photos come from Dusanka Marusic in Nassau County, New York.
The silver lining to the coronavirus is spending more time looking out each window of our home as winter turns to spring. It’s become a good time to clean up and assess the trees before the leaves come out. Now that we are asked to stay home, I have found more time to appreciate the trees, their structural beauty. Some limbs might need to be trimmed, but hiring a crew will need to wait.
The willow’s light green color is a borrowed view that is welcome.
The silhouette of a strong oak tree.
This star magnolia (Magnolia stellata, Zones 4–9) was planted by my son a few years ago. It’s become a Mother’s Day annual gift. Now I just need to decide which tree to pick for this May.
Once the river birch (Betula nigra, Zones 4–9) leaves come, I hardly notice the neighbors’ home.
Leafless branches make an intricate pattern against a blue spring sky.
Mature trees are a wonderful feature in any landscape or neighborhood.
Taken just a week after the rest of these photos, this image demonstrates how spring is beginning to show as the first signs of leaves develop on the trees.
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