Late morning, the rain arrived from the west, as usual and as expected.
It washed away the pollen and moved on to catkins…or maybe I’d call them catkins, but really they are some other plant part, larger than pollen.
Yes, I’ve returned to the well with this red-toned Acer palmatum. Too striking to skip.
I’ve been trying to get an in-focus fiddlehead picture for several days…this is the first! Too small to sauté. Plus, it’s in a neighbors’ front garden.
Proof of pollen and scattered raindrops. We should have real rain tomorrow.
Beemer update: still no wheels/tires…now with cover.
Evidence of tree-spring.
I had it wrong yesterday; those were small trees, and this is a shrub. That is, if you use the definition: if you can walk under it standing upright, it’s a tree; if not, it’s a shrub.
Probably another shrub. Invasive? Yes yes yes. Common name: Japanese honeysuckle. Note the dusting (clots and clusters, truthfully) of pollen, probably from nearby pines mostly, on the leaves.
First pink dogwood I’ve noticed. As I recall, they often come after the white ones.
Leafing-out redbud…a very red-leaved redbud.
Fancy azalea, with less compact plant/branches, and longer blossoms. And, today, with leaves.
Story photo: evidence of serious weekend mechanic-ing—all tires off to the shop—looks like, to improve the car’s racing form.
My hypothesis is there’s no pandemic in mushroom-house world.
Reverse upward mobility of a sort…no?
Gutter penny! In these days of heightened awareness of germs, I let it lay.
I think of this as a tulip poplar petal, but that is not probably the proper name for the plant part to a botanist. Which I am not.
I wasn’t only looking down today (so as not to trip). Perfect backlighting on this plastic US flag. It appears to be an all-weather flag, despite that proper flag code/protocol, as I was instructed anyway, means that when the sun goes down, a flag must be lit if outdoors….
One more last-bulb-blooms shot….
Emergent leaves…and that means shadows…yay—perfect timing for the high-in-the-80s expected at the end of the week.
Dogwood’s is a scene-stealer at this free-library-with-reading-bench.
For a palate cleanser (currrent events, ya know), we just watched a couple of “Republic of Doyle” episodes. Comedy in Newfoundland.
So much rain that spring petals washed downstream….
Around the corner: wisteria!
Later I found this delicate iris—shape contrasts to the usual bulkier ones….
Of course, that title phrase is not original…just saying I find flowers relaxing, which is meditative (literal meaning of the Japanese word).
MaNachur is rolling out the green!
I’m calling this a soft hot-pink.
There’s some of that green! Acer palmatum. Native to Asia.
Unusual white redbud. Some blossoms have a pinkish tinge or veins.
Looks like sassafras!
Lovely. Name unknown to me.