This particular green-leafed Japanese maple tree is leafing out, just as the tulips below begin to flower. A bag of pastel tulips planted a few years ago is reaching maturity, and will need to be divided this year. The yellow and pink flowers are so pretty, and the timing couldn’t be better as the tree is coming to life at the same time.
I have been photographing this tree for a few days trying to get desirable light and a background on which the tree’s new leaves would show up. This morning’s photo was taken after the sun rose over the hills to the east; tulips are shadowed by the house.