This year I made myself take a couple walkabouts with camera in hand to record and revel in the glorious floral abundance this spring. These beauties are only at the peak of perfection for such a short time I needed to stop and spend some time enjoying the show instead of running around every day like a crazy person. I'd noticed a cherry and crabapple across from each other in a parking lot and thought it would make a great photo op. That dark pink crabapple makes a perfect background for the soft pink multi-petaled cherry blossoms.
And I would be remis if I didn't include pics of the crabapple that provided such a beautiful backdrop for the cherry photos.
About the same time the cherry trees are blooming my dwarf iris are pushing out flowers. I adore the color of this deep purple one. Looks like grape jelly.
I also have a pretty white and blue variety and a peach colored dwarf iris as well. They were all gifts from fellow garden friends and didn't come with names. They multiply like crazy and are great to share.
The lilacs this year are the best I've ever seen, the blossoms so abundant the shrubs are bent over with the weight of the flowers, wonderful!
What's not to love?
OK time to get my running shoes back on.