Red Buds

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Some pretty red leaf buds on pendulous stems of a Katsura tree. I’ve not knowingly seen one of these lovely ornamental Japanese trees before. The leaves are apparently heart-shaped and have beautiful colours – especially during Autumn.

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12 thoughts on “Red Buds

  1. Beautiful picture – and you certainly know a lot about plants! Having that single stem with those beautiful red leaf buds (of course I would have known they’re leaf buds …) sharp on the right edge of the frame, and then all the rest getting less focused as my eye goes further back into the image, works very well indeed! I think that forked stem on the left brings a lot to the shot too – provides greater structure and depth. Beautiful shot, very clean and fresh looking. A

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