Saturday, May 21, 2016

a little bit of springtime

I'm back to share the same crabapple trees I  showed in my last post when 
they were in the bud stage. 
I thought you might like to see them right after the buds open and then again 
after they have aged a few days on the tree.

As you can see, the blooms open up to a lovely pink.

Once the blooms age they turn this beautiful soft pink.

Below are the blooms of the Canada Red Chokecherry trees. Almost impossible to photograph
on the tree because the limbs are so wimpy that even with the very slightest breeze they move
and never seem to stop.
You can see them in the in the foreground of the fifth photo from the top.

I love the sweet violets that grow in the spring. 

Grape Hyacinths are one of my all time favorite spring flowers.

 I feel so bad for my neglected blog, but life has been happening around 
here at warp speed.
I hope to get back to share some of the amazing lilacs that are blooming right now
and in spite of the rain, have been holding up beautifully.
To all of you who read this blog, I thank you with all my heart that you are here, 
and soon I will be able to get around to see you all again.
 sending a hug to you all!!!