Monday, April 4, 2016

EARLY SPROUTS



This year, things seem to be blooming sort of hit and miss because of the erratic weather we've been having.
The ornamental fruit trees are in full bloom right now. 





We have had days of high winds 
 so many of the early blossoms are going or gone.





The Magnolias sustained the most damage.





I have no idea what this tree is...






This is an Eastern Redbud or Judas tree.
They are often seen lining the interstates and are very striking.




Ornamental Cherry trees








We have a large number of Azaleas here 
but only the purple ones are blooming now.





They are very old..this one is six feet high.





My Hydrangeas are pushing up...





This row of Forsythia was "pruned" at the wrong time 
two years in a row..




Somehow, luckily, they missed this one.






Sometimes  we get a year when everything blooms at the same time
and it is absolutely gorgeous.
Years like this, we have to take it as it comes...still pretty.



Have a wonderful week..cold and windy here..




8 comments:

Weekend-Windup said...

Wonderful blossoms and colorful...

Beverly Frankeny said...

Good morning. that is a Star Magnolia. It is a beautiful Spring...but this weather can just make it's exit!!
Have a great day!!!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Missy! Gorgeous collection of blossoms and trees. The magnolia is one of my favorites. It was a shame about the high wind gust yesterday. I assume these the cold temps will not be good either. :(

Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Lynne said...

Well . . . certainly pretty and much, much more blooming than we have.
I do wonder what our "blooming" will end up being . . .
Temperatures this week will still hover in the thirties . . .
(Less than that for my walk this morning . . .)
Thank goodness I can enjoy you!

Diane said...

Yes, very pretty. We're behind you-- not much blooming yet.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

The beauty of Spring is fleeting alright. Luckily, it's replaced by the beauty of Summer!

Mildred said...

You enjoy such a good variety of pretty blooms. We had very strong wind over the weekend, also.

Stewart M said...

There are some trees with good autumn colour around me now - and I was going to photograph them today. But it has been pouring wth rain all day - which is great in many ways, but not for photography!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne