The trees are beginning to bud; tulips and other spring flowers are blooming; the air is filled with bird song from early dawn through to the blessed end of the day.
At her wonderful blog, gardenpath, Sandy has a post today with a photo of maple tree flowers.After seeing this, I decided I should take a closer look at the tree buds I and my children have been looking at daily. I'm familiar with the common flowers such as cherry and apple blossoms, and the bright green willow tree flowers, but I haven't really appreciated some of the other kinds of tree flowers.
|I think this is a chestnut tree.I think the delicate rose colour is pretty.|
|Here a bud has opened.When I showed this picture to my children at the daycare center, the comment was "Oh, a bird".|
|And this is how the flower looks fully opened. Exquisite.|
|And because it was a glorious day, and I am loving having this new camera, I needed to take this picture too! Same tree.|
It is now nightfall, and the birds are slowly quieting for the night. The songs of birds at dusk is one of my favourite sounds, there is something peaceful for me in this.Something in it of the last calls of parents for their children to come in from play. Something saying all is well. Rest now. Sleep.