Friday 30 September 2016


Welcome to this meme active every Friday. The theme is "Friday Greens" and you can post images, art, photos where the predominant colour is GREEN!

GREEN is the colour between blue and yellow in the spectrum; coloured like grass or emeralds.

An old folk weather rhyme says: "Ash before the oak, we're in for a soak". And it has certainly come true this year with the ash trees sprouting well before the oak trees and sure enough our Spring has been wet!

The oak trees are sprouting and flowering now. The male flowers are the grape-like pendulous structures below the tuft of leaves. The female flowers are much smaller and are found on top of the sprouting sprigs (not visible here). Have a look at a diagram if you are interested here.
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  1. How interesting! I must say I never noticed oak flowers before and they are so obvious!

  2. Fascinating! (and thank you for the diagram, it's most useful)

  3. Nick, quote proved true this year. Thanks for sharing.