Spring!!! It’s Happening!
Blossoms, buds, green tips, mossy everything, wet earth, longer days, warmer sun. Rebirth. A fresh start, a new beginning.
Anyway I look at it, I can’t get over how lovely this time of year is.
These pics are from Laurelhurst Park, just a few blocks from our house and a place of significant botanical interest. In the olden days, Laurelhurst park was the backyard to a mansion, now its all of ours’ backyard.
Here we have:
- a flowering Rose family tree, although I can’t say for certain what it is…perhaps a cherry of some sort? The Rose family flowers have that distinctive 5 petals and globe-tipped stamens.
- The ever-fragrant daphne
- Mossy trunk
- Sequoia studded skyline
- A path through the rhododendrons and magnolias
- Another Rose family flowering tree
- A red-berried evergreen.
- and my favorite… the intriguing branches of this mystery tree.