Buds of the Chestnut Tree

April 13, 2011

Budding branches of a chestnut tree, Volunteer Park

I love the colors in the buds of the chestnut tree, but there is also an otherworldly feel — almost like something from Little Shop of Horrors — in the gauzy stuff encasing the new leaves.

Watercolor sketches of buds from a chestnut tree

Bud of chestnut tree

Unfurling leaves, chestnut tree

New leaves, chestnut tree

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