Thursday, April 8, 2010

Everything is in Bloom

White dogwood trees spread in layers of white under tall sycamores.

Normally spring flowers bloom in a certain order over a month or so. This spring we had cold weather including some late snow and the early stuff didn't get much of a chance. Then when the snow went away it got really warm and everything exploded into bloom at about the same time. Susan and I drove around yesterday and I tried to take pictures of what was out. I have never seen all these things blooming at the same time.

Yellow Forsythia usually is an early bloomer. 

The Tulip tree is a kind of magnolia.

The purple Wisteria vine is spectacular.

Even the Azaleas are beginning to flower.

And the hardy Redbud tree grows wild in the open spaces under the tall trees.


Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Wonderful trees and flowers.

Sharon's Mum Anne said... [Reply to comment]

What a glorious sextet of pictures - not sure you can call trees and shrubs a "sextet" but it's what came into my mind when I saw them.

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Six of anything is a sextet as far as I'm concerned. This is a beautiful time of year for us.

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

Yes we are having a glorious multicolored simultaneous instead of sequential spring this year.

Great photos TG.

Nicole said... [Reply to comment]

Those are gorgeous blosoms!
I soooo miss spring :)

Elleona said... [Reply to comment]

Bill, vos photos sont merveilleuses et ravissent l'oeil.
Bisous à Suzan, à vous et caresses à Smokey.

Sharon's Mum Anne said... [Reply to comment]

I'm hooked on the golf from Augusta but their azaleas are way behind their normal flowering.
Still a beautiful golf course though.

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Yogi says it best, a multicolored simultaneous instead of sequential spring. I couldn't say it better.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I love the first picture, it's an interesting contrast.

Piyush Garyali said... [Reply to comment]

Nice trees. We have these kind in one of the apartment gardens. They look beautiful.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Nice canopy contrast. The blooming Redbud adds a lot of visual 3D. You're having a spectacular spring, I'm envious.

Joan Elizabeth said... [Reply to comment]

It is clearly a while since I visited. I like this ... we don't get colours like this in the wild.