I saw a tree in the distance that looked like it had lost all its leaves. Closer up, this is what it looked like.
There seem to be leaves growing at the end of the branches. Not very unusual. But look. It's not one leaf, but bundles of leaves that unfurl...
...and then produce this:
so that portions of the tree looked like it was the middle of summer, and others just hinting at spring.
I have no idea what sort of tree it is.