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Monday, April 26, 2010
Good Morning, Maple
Wow, wow, and wow. My maple tree has been very busy this week. It's well on its way to being ready for a summer of photosynthesizing. I was so impressed that I went outside to take a picure that shows the entire tree--from the ground to the tippity-top leaves and twigs.
Take a look at how much it has changed in just 7 days, viewed up from ground level:
Here are the four bud leaves I've been watching closely:
I can't wait to see how long if takes for the new leaves to completely open up.
Melissa Stewart is the award-winning author of more than 180 nonfiction books for children. Her lifelong fascination with the natural world led her to earn a B.S.
in biology and M.A. in science journalism. When Melissa isn’t writing or speaking to children or educators, she’s usually exploring natural places near her home or around the world. Website: www.melissa-stewart.com; Twitter: @mstewartscience
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