Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Pictures From a Spring Walk

A few days ago I took a long walk around town, enjoying the beautiful weather and abundance of spring flowers. I also brought along my camera to capture some of the ephemeral floral glory for this here blog, hence this post... :)

Koreanspice viburnum (Viburnum carlesii) - the fragrance is heavenly!

Pink weeping cherry (Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula')

A pretty front yard with an overgrown retaining wall and a profusion of spring flowers

Espaliered apple trees (Malus domestica) and pink tulips

Another flowering cherry (Prunus sp.), this one with a really pretty two-tone effect since the flowers appear to be white with yellow centers initially and then fade to light pink with dark pink centers

A beautiful bed of daffodils (Narcissus sp.) at the base of an impressive hedge

This garden looked amazing - the picture barely shows it but there were literally thousands of tulips, narcissi and other spring bulbs in every imaginable shape and color.

A very striking white cultivar of flowering quince (Chaenomeles speciosa)

Yet another beautiful flowering cherry (Prunus sp.)

Creeping phlox (Phlox subulata)

A yellow-tinged magnolia (Magnolia sp.)

Now magnolias are all but done blooming and the lilacs are beginning to blossom. Hopefully I will be able to take pictures of the progression of flowers still to come over the next days, assuming I get through my final papers...

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures,excellent blog!

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  2. the cherry flowers are spectacular. i wish we had them here

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