C is for Colors of Spring

Spring is finally bringing some color back into the world.

Cherry blossoms, okame

It’s lovely.

Cherry blossoms,

These cherry trees (Prunus x incamp ‘Okame’ cherry) were not only nice to look at, but had a beautiful sound as well.

Cherry blossoms,

They were humming. Filled with bees.

Pink cherry blossoms, okame

As one of the first trees to open in this particular park, it was the place to be if you were a bee.

Pink cherry blossoms

Unfortunately you can’t see them in the photos, but I’ll always remember their soothing sound.

Magnolia flower, pink and white

The magnolia trees were the only other flowering trees that were ready to show off on this particular day.

White and pink magnolia

The sign for this one below listed the name as Magnolia stellata ‘Centennial’ star magnolia

Magnolia tree, magnolia stellata centennial star magnolia

They had some pretty pink stripes on the back of each flower.

Pink stripes on the back of magnolia stellata centennial star magnolia

It’s so nice to have spring here again.

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I’m participating in the A to Z Challenge for the month of April. The idea is to post every day, except Sundays, and end up with one post for each letter of the alphabet. It’s a good challenge to help me to blog every day.

A to Z Challenge badge

 

Y is for Yellow Flowers

In honor of the letter Y and the color yellow, here is a gallery of some of the yellow flowers of spring that I’ve seen recently.

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I’m participating in the A to Z Challenge for the month of April. The idea is to post every day, except Sundays, and end up with one post for each letter of the alphabet. It’s a good challenge to help me to blog every day.

T is for Trees!

Yes, I have been obsessed with photographing tree blossoms this spring. I’m aware of it. And I’ve been really enjoying it! I even climbed a tree to get a better view, inspired by comments on a recent post.

Here is a gallery of some of this week’s blossoms. They won’t last much longer, but that’s what makes them so special. We have to enjoy them while we have them.

As I’ve been taking so many pictures, I’ve been trying to identify some of the trees. Some I know are cherry trees, but others could be some other kind of flowering tree. If you have any theories or know for sure, please comment and help me figure this out 🙂 Thanks.

Happy Arbor Day!

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I’m participating in the A to Z Challenge for the month of April. The idea is to post every day, except Sundays, and end up with one post for each letter of the alphabet. It’s a good challenge to help me to blog every day.