Needlelike maturity

Deciduous maturity and Roman ruins, St Albans, March 2019

The leafless trees that give us such striking silhouettes against our wintry skies, are known as deciduous, which actually means “falling off at maturity”. This grand fellow looks pretty mature, but there may be some saplings who feel the name is not particularly glamorous.

Colour telling us that Spring is on its way, March 2019



Copyright Debbie Smyth, 21 March 2019
Posted as part of #spikysquares


8 thoughts on “Needlelike maturity

  1. Well I never knew that is what deciduous actually means. A word I use lots but don’t really think about. So thank you for that Debbie, and also for such a lovely spiky tree 🙂


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