May Flowers

Well, we’ve had our April showers, even into May, so it’s time for May flowers.  Here’s a few examples from near where I live.

Our crab apple trees never fail to amaze with their blossoms.  However, this year, there are just as many blossoms, but the the leaves came out early and have hidden some of the blossoms.  Not to worry, there will be plenty sling shot ammunition in the fall.

Crab Apple Blossoms and Buds

Crab Apple Blossoms and Buds

 

Crab Apple Blossoms and Buds

Crab Apple Blossoms and Buds

There are always a few crab apples that don’t get eaten by the birds and other animals.  This one has hung onto the tree all winter to stand in contrast to the fresh blossoms.

Old and New

Old and New

Our flowering quince is not a very impressive bush most of the year, but when in blossom it is beautiful.

Flowering Quince

Flowering Quince

 

Cluster of Flowering Quince

Cluster of Flowering Quince

These small hyacinths, only about 3 inches tall are an early bloomer.

Grape Hyacinth

Grape Hyacinth

We have some ground cover that is covered with small blue blossoms.

Ground Cover

Ground Cover

 

Ground Cover

Ground Cover

The Japanese maple leave are red all year, but I still enjoy them this time of year.

Japanese Maple Leaves

Japanese Maple Leaves

 

Japanese Maple Leaves with Blue Ground Cover

Japanese Maple Leaves with Blue Ground Cover

The hostas are still a long way from blooming, but the leaves are still beautiful, especially with the sun shining through them.

Backlit Hosta Leaves

Backlit Hosta Leaves

 

Hosta Leaves

Hosta Leaves

I drove by this patch of redbud and dogwood a few days ago and had to go back with the camera.  (Note to self – Always carry your camera with you.)  It is a bit unusual for them to both be at their peak at the same time.

Redbud and Dogwood

Redbud and Dogwood

It has been a beautiful spring here.  I hope it has been where you are, too.

Mark

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