Vernal days are here!
cedar juniper elders
waving jewelled wands
These coniferous trees fascinate me. When I look at them closely I am amazed to observe growing edges that look like buds. It appears that their scale-like leaves are growing towards buds rather than outwards from them (I could be totally mistaken—I tried to capture this detail in the photos). Shown are two different types of trees. In my pocket guide the top one appears to be a Northern White cedar (Thuja occidentalis). The bottom one appears to be a juniper—my book calls it an Eastern Redcedar (Juniperus virginiana).
These budding growing branches celebrate spring (vernal) equinox— Carpe Diem #1184, Spring Equinox.