Spring brings the first leaves
and then the blossom.
These were snapped on a September dawn, still soaked in dew.
The leaves of this Cut-Leaf Rowan, on Leamington Walk, are feathery and translucent throughout spring and summer:
And rowans' smaller height makes them a delicate counterpart to the grander maples, elms and limes that tower behind.
They provide food for insects, such as this hawthorn shieldbug:
And long into winter, the berries live on to feed the birds.