I took this photo of the emerging leaves on our young bur oak tree about a month ago.
This photo taken today. The crazy little tree is setting acorns. My husband planted this tree from an acorn. A big bur oak acorn that looks like it's wearing a knit cap. The acorn came from a favorite tree located in a favorite park in our town. The parent tree is very big and very old. So anyway, he lives on. I think our tree is about 4 years old - 5 at the most. This year this little tree of ours is about 6ft tall and growing fast. So his leaves are my next ones for this leaf project. I haven't forgotten about it!
We had sewing circle again yesterday afternoon and mostly we painted with leaves. I learned a lot from my ceramicist, writer, biologist friends about fabric painting. So glad to have creative company.
So I painted/printed two bur oak leaves from our little tree this afternoon.
Two different leaves from one tree. The leaves nearer the bottom of the tree have the connected top segment. Pretty cool.
So happy to be back in green.