This year's GW, which was surrounded by the cheerfulness of early summer, has left a hint of winter as the Oshirakawa is covered with ice early in the morning. (Sorry for the June update, sweat)
Beech leaves open wide to enjoy the sunlight while the ground is covered with snow. The trees around me are still budding or not...
By spreading the leaves earlier than other trees, it monopolizes sunlight and gains an advantage in survival competition. This is the beech prosperity strategy. This is why beech trees become the dominant species over a long period of time in forests in heavy snowfall areas.
One of the reasons I love this time of year is that the remaining snow is tight and you can walk anywhere. Can you see the people in the image below? In the summer, it becomes a thicket, and it is very difficult to climb directly.
Scattered on the snow are bud scales that protected beech leaves and flower buds from the severe cold and snow. It's a great number, but it's proof that there are so many leaves overhead.
The freshness of the leaves protected by bud scales !
Even the shojo bakama gets up early
We are planning to use the rich snow beach forest and satoyama.