My son has been growing some tree seeds as part of a bonsai kit. Amazingly all 4 of the seeds sprouted and are healthy looking mini plants. [We've had zero success with previous attempts to grow trees from seed]
Anyway, I promised him that i'd take a photo of the best one and i tried to get a similar look to some of the palm tree photos I've taken in the past.
It had just been misted, hence the couple of beads of water.
I was in St paul de Vence today and noticed this vineyard under the ramparts. I thought the vines look more like dead sticks planted at regular intervals than bountiful grape producers at the moment. This particularly contrasts with the heavy blossom on the fruit trees and the grey green leaves of the olives in the background.
In a short while though, these dead looking sticks will burst into life and be laden with leaves and later bunches of grapes.
Seeing vines change dramatically like this year after year made me realise why so many green man depictions have vine leaves sprouting from their mouths and eyes; the vine is an amazing example of fertility, new growth and rebirth.