Maple Spring

There is that short spring span
In the works of nature’s plan,
When flowers and leaves share growth,
As maple twigs bear them both.

We are again in that part of the year in the northern hemisphere when nature shows us how resilient it can be. This is an image of the Norway maple (Acer platanoides), a tree which is classified as an invasive species, a weed, in other words. It was originally planted as an imported ornamental, but it competes against the native sugar maple among others.

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