This flower is from our Empress tree. The nut shaped item is a seed pod. The buds of these flowers have been on the tree since last fall. They suffered through the winter and have burst into hundreds of these bell shape flowers. Very Pretty!
The red leaves of a Maple tree behind our house dance in all directions against a soft wind.
I generally don’t let the weather dictate what I do. If we did that, we’d all be housebound and stir crazy! We have another rainy day here, but I let this Japanese Maple in our yard, brighten my day. The raindrops enhance the leaves. This tree is really full of all these pretty red leaves!
Down the way, from where we live are these three Douglas Firs. They used to be strong vibrant trees, but I think they all had a hard time this winter. I don’t know if they survived. I’ll have to see when it gets warmer. The othe evening I was most impress with the dynamic sky, bubbling up from the west. I looked quite ominus but didn’t amount to anything!
Along the sidewalk of the park that I walk the dog in, there are quite a few Alder trees. Guess that’s why it’s called Aldergrove. Here’s one that is just starting to send out it’s leaves. Lovely Spring signs. The round things are mature female Catkins.A