A row of poplars

A row of poplars lines the riverbank as it winds through the valley.  The state of these trees tells us a lot about the time of year. They are imposing, even when leafless. Today [below] they are getting greener by the day.
poplar - greening up 17-4-13
poplars1 15-3-13In winter [above] their silver branches point up into the cold blue sky. Three weeks ago [below] there was a faint sheen of red about them as their leaves began to open.poplar - the first leaves 24-3-13 5 to remember
imponente – imposing
sin hojas – leafless
débil – faint
el brillo – sheen
la rama – branch

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