As I seem to - for the first time - pay a closer attention to the change in the foliage in our birch trees, I have noticed a curiosity.
The change is basically constant and happens slowly. However, it is not spread out symmetrically. It is not as if leaves all over the tree here and there turn golden. It seems to be more a bunch of leaves in particular areas, that loose colour simultaneously. I noticed this as I took a walk in our backyard today, where a row of birch trees grows. They are the ones responsible for the loss of sun on my terrace. But I do not mind as they are beautiful.
I love the way their long branches sway in the gentle breeze and the contrast of the green and golden against their traditional white bark. I can watch them through the seasons and every year they seem to stand taller. Birch trees also line my view of the city below and I have observed, that the horizon where the sun sets starts to be obscured by their rich crowns.
The tree in our front yard is though by far the most majestic one. Placed right outside my kitchen window I can not help but take notice of it every day. And it is indeed changing, now significantly and noticeably for the first time since I stated my Sunday progressive photography of its foliage. There is a red hue appearing and the autumn colours are very palpable in the vegetation that surrounds it.