The first light of dawn, the rays of sunlight stretch across the sky. My photo does not do it justice.
The crocuses are long gone, yet my full size daffodils are still blooming. My Tête-à-Tête daffodils and towards the middle of their bloom and my minnow daffodils and grape hyacinths are in their full glory. My bleeding heart had a lone strand of bright flowers dancing in the wind (which cause the picture to turn out blurry). My nearby hostas are popping through the earth and mulch.
I had a visitor while I was cutting flowers to bring into the house. I went to get my camera and he was hiding in the weeds near my rock wall when I returned. I think he’s a wood frog.
Most of my tulips bulbs seem more sparse this year. However, I have a few batches that look great, they’re ready to bloom any day. And my mint is popping up right off the side of my patio! The lilac bush is filling out with leaves and my rose bushes are growing rapidly. My Japanese Maple is covered in seeds and tiny leaves are beginning to unfold.
The unusually warm Spring has been a blessing to some flowers and a curse to others. It was 89°F on Tuesday (one year ago that day, we had our last snow!) and 90°F Wednesday. Hubster had to mow our lawn twice already! I enjoy all the cherry trees (especially the dainty branches of the weeping cherry) in full bloom throughout our town, they’re my favorite flowering tree. Maybe next Spring, I’ll have one in my garden…
What is you favorite flowering shrub or tree?