The Welcome Signs of Spring
We transitioned from snowy Winter to sunny Spring very quickly this year, and the lovely flowering cherries, forsythia and Bradford pears are in full bloom to prove that this is not another one of Mother Nature's hoaxes!
This spectacular cherry is only in bloom for two weeks in the beginning of Spring. Even the lightest rain causes the delicate little blooms to tumble quickly to the ground. This tree is two doors down from our house. Our immediate neighbors to the right (who bought their house new in 1968 and raised three children in this neighborhood) used to have their Easter photo taken in front of this tree every year. What a fun memory! This tree is nearing the end of its life, but such is the cycle of life, even in the plant world.
Another gorgeous weeping cherry a little ways down the road from us.
The blossoms are so lovely. Photographs don't even begin to capture their beauty.
The forsythia is in full bloom all around town. Golden yellow blossoms are helping to hide the naked tree lines and give us something nice to look at!
And of course there are plenty of daffodils to hold our attention.
These crocuses add a nice splash of purple to the barren landscape.
We can always count on the early blooms of quince to bring a little hot pink into Spring, blooming a little bit before the tulips.