5.1.11 Leaf Bud Casings

Keystone Bridge
Leaf Bud Casings Banqueted at Dusk

For me, one of the true signs of Spring moving along is the gathering of the red leaf bud casings which cling to the quarry walls and crevices. The casings are on alert, before the dry winds of summer arrive; now still wet and holding the April rains, they slowly move along, from top of the quarry down to the vernal pools below…. this image was from 6:15 pm Saturday the 30th of April