Spring hit here like a ton of bricks. After a long, long, long Winter the weather has finally relented, giving up a remarkably sunny and warm period where it seems every Spring blossoming tree known to man felt the urge to unite in color and extravagance and try and get it over with as soon as possible.
2 weeks ago, this was the scene along one of my normal walks:
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Which then evolved into this:
And then eventually this:
The Forsythia went hog wild, as normal:
And this is all the early stuff! Check out these Magnolia Soulangiana’s, especially well-represented here in the South (as well as their smells!! Man, who knew??):
Talk about overkill!
And look at this mess!!(Not that I’m complaining.)……..
But it is the park, designed for an optimal Springtime Show, that really moved me most. Check out this brief Time Lapse series, Daff’s and all, then enjoy Chinese Pears doing their thing, with a few native Redbuds in between. This is an extremely thoughtfully-designed park:
Note the grass has most certainly “Gone green.” 😉
Here a native Redbud gets loose and ready for some brilliance. It is not at all unusual to see this tree studding any forest in Kentucky. Like the native Dogwoods, Redbuds are free and easy:
I think these Weeping Cherries are just magnificent as well –
Here is the larger version:
I promise to keep us all posted on the progress of these Dogwood trees:
Anything less would be uncivilized! 🙂