Crowns of trees with Sycamore flowers and blue sky

Sycamore flowers

The wonderful yellowy haze amongst the branches of some trees is made up of thousands of small flowers which emerge either before or with the leaves depending on the species. At the junction of Herrison Road with Sherren Avenue is a group of tall majestic trees that greet all comers to the village. One of these is a Sycamore that has started to flower over the past week. The small flowers are still in bud and hang like miniature bunches of golden grapes below the still-folded new pink leaves.

P.S. Since I took these pictures the other day, the flowers have begun to open as you can see below.

Sycamore leaves and flowers now open on some of the trees