White Honeysuckle

The honeysuckle are pretty but, to be honest, I have noticed them mostly when their flowers are still closed.  This year I’ve had a greater opportunity to look at the opened flowers as I came along the river paths.  I’ve …

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.…

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.…