these are from around the neighborhood. we reside in such a beautiful, well-tended area. people take great pride in their small, sloped front yards. and with our many paths and sidewalks and parkways, the town's master gardeners have planned well for lovely displays. diana remarked to me recently that we have always - no matter where in the country - lived near trees and flowers and plenty of green. i'm glad she's noticed. it has been deliberate on our part to be immersed in vibrant, beautiful colors. they remind me i am alive and part of the earth.
|gonna take a google-based guess that this is a kanzan yaezakura late-blooming cherry. or i could be completely wrong and it's a plum.|
|thinking this may be an apple variety|
|closeup of the same tree shows me five petals, so i can tell it's not a dogwood|
|here's that redbud again, just a day or so later, now with green leaves emerging|