The Spring Show Begins.
We had some warm weather in march but a prolonged cold snap, with near record breaking temperatures in the mid teens, set us back and damaged some of the earlier blooming trees and flowers, such as the forsythia and magnolia.They are blooming now but many of the buds were lost.
I took my macro lens on a short walk through my neighborhood and captured some of the new growth that is occurring. Some of thre trees, such as the aspen, have already put out their first tiny, shiny new leaves.
The dandelions are now in abundance, blooming in everyone’s yard. They do look pretty up close and they still are almost a welcome sight , after the drab white and gray of the long Winter, but will soon be just another troublesome weed.
Another welcome sight is the first appearance of the mints plants. I would pick these leaves every morning from Spring until the Fall and use them in my morning tea I used to have with my dad. I sure do miss those cups of tea.
And so many other plants popping up everywhere, new ones every day now, including these lilac buds, coming attractions of even more delightful days ahead. I love the Spring. Here is a link to some more photographs I took on my hike today. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/photographs-page-2/nggallery/photographs-page-two-blog/macro-walk-april-222016
“That which is ordinary, is the most beautiful rare treasure you will thirst to find in the artificial world.”
― Wayne Chirisa