|First rhodie bloom!|
A couple of weeks ago I noticed a bright pink rhododendron flower bursting out of it's bud. Time to get the camera!
|Blossoms from neighbor's tree|
One of the trees across the street was abloom in frilly pink blossoms.
Not sure exactly what these are (I told you I'm not a botanist) but I know what I like to photograph.
|Our cherry trees are blooming|
We have two tiny cherry trees in our backyard that give about a handful of cherries every summer. But in the spring they sure produce a bumper crop of blossoms.
|View over my backyard fence|
This is by far my favorite springtime view. It's over my backyard fence at our neighbor's flowering pink tree (sorry - again I have no clue the species). The white blossoms are from our Asian pear tree. The combination of white blossoms and pink flowers is simply gorgeous. This sight never lasts long enough, so I try to enjoy it while I can.
|Asian pear blossoms|
And here's some of the white flowers from our Asian pear tree.
Another great thing about spring is when the tulips bloom. I love, love, love tulips! South of Portland there's a huge tulip farm that is very popular to visit this time of year. But I've been so busy with other outdoor activities I've yet to go.
Luckily, we have a few pretty red tulips in our front flower bed that return every year. So I get my tulip fix satisfied.
|My rhodie bush in full bloom|
But my most favorite spring flowers by far are the rhododendrons. They grow in abundance here in the PNW, and by mid-April most of them in town are starting to bloom.
|These are my faves|
Two weeks after the first photo in this post was taken, our little rhodie bush erupted in lovely pink flowers. Isn't it gorgeous?
So those of you who are still suffering under winter's icy grip, enjoy some colorful spring scenes on me. And hang in there - spring is on it's way. Really!
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