Flowering Blossoms on Fruit Trees

Spring blossoms on the various fruit trees – mostly apples and cherries from what I can tell, with a few pears – along the river add a bit of color to the thickening green everywhere.  It’s early but the tree …

Blooming Lilacs

Not much more to say.  The lilac is lovely, both in its blooms and fragrance.  I have a suspicious feeling I’m allergic to its pollen but its worth some sneezing and scratchy eyes for the beauty and smell it brings.…

Asian Pears

The pear trees have come into full blossom along the river.  This appears to be the Chinese or Nashi Pear ( Pyrus pyrifolia ) also known under a variety of Asian cultures.  I’m guessing it’s not a native species but …

Red Honeysuckle

The river bank is wild with honeysuckle in a variety of shades.  Most are still in their early blossoming but a few of the blooms on this red honeysuckle had opened all the way out.  We have had a lot …

Lilac

This lilac is about to burst open with all of the other flowering shrubs.  It’s been wet for a few days and there is a moist earthy smell everywhere.  It is being overlaid by the smell of blossom everywhere and …

From Pink to White

We seem to be progressing quite quickly, whether due to the very hot and cold weather changes or a feeling that spring was very brief this year.  These pink buds have exploded into white blossom on shrubs.  This 5 petal …

White Blossom on Shrub

Add shrubs to the things I don’t know much about.  This one was bursting with 5 petal white flowers.  It may be from the hydrangea family but that’s a wild guess.

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Shrub Blossom

These small pink buds have appeared on a shrub that is a favorite of the finches and sparrows, it’s so dense.  The pink is striking up close but it was surprisingly hard to see from even a few feet away.…

Sign of Autumn

The summer heats are scorching but already there are great swings between hot days and cool evenings.  I noticed this Staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina) today, protruding from the greenery of the main plant.  Sumac has always made me think of …