Justa buncha pics, celebrating spring – little exposition, so the TL;DR crowd can have their safe space too. These azaleas are from the expansive lawns at Walkabout Estates.
Meanwhile, these aren’t big enough to show off much yet, but it’s a sign that the ginkgo tree (Ginkgo biloba) that The Girlfriend bought last year is doing fine.
She just purchased another of these this past weekend, a dwarf variety that may remain potted on the deck.
We can’t have April without another appearance of these little flowers.
But this time, I can tell you what they are, since you’re old enough now: they’re from a blackhaw viburnum (Viburnum prunifolia,) which seems far too harsh a name for the pleasant little tree, but parents can be cruel.
But enough about the expansive yards here. How about a couple of photos snagged before meeting with a student?
This Japanese maple was backlit in places, so I maneuvered around until I could get a nice contrast of the colors, then cropped down pretty tight to concentrate on just a handful of leaves. If you stare too long you’ll burn out your red and blue retinal cells.
And then, considerably less color, but still cool – today’s favorite.
I don’t know what this tree is right now, but I’ll find out. And I can’t determine why I like root systems such as this, but it’s probably something suppressed from my childhood that’s best left unexamined.
Man, I didn’t even break 250 words – whoops, there we go!