Spring is sooner recognized by plants than by men. ~Chinese proverb
Once again, I apologize for being AWOL from my blog, but things have become so hectic that I find myself coming and going in circles!
Regardless of what’s going on in my life, Nature continues her up-and-down march toward Spring, and on several gorgeous days recently, I managed to capture some of her splendor.
Please enjoy a taste of Central Illinois’s Spring:
Weeping Cherry tree manages to look enchanting, despite a cool and wet Spring
Pink Magnolia just beginning to bloom
Forsythia … one of our area’s earliest bloomers
I think these are Dogwoods, but I didn’t get close enough to make sure. If you recognize them, let us all know, okay?
Clump of White Daffodils
Row of yellow Tulips, with a few pink ones interspersed
Wild Violets emerging in the grass
Some kind of early-blossoming fruit tree (perhaps an apple??)
Field of purple something-or-other. It was so striking that I had to stop my car and capture it.
For the curious out there, my little tree made it through winter and is growing strong and straight (still with its snazzy red yarn scarf on!)