If there was ever a day that was considered perfect, I’d say this is the day.
It’s about 70 degrees out there right now. The sun is shining and there’s no humidity. Actually, I can’t find anything to complain about. It’s perfect and for the first time this year, I am seeing things begin to bud.
I first noticed it this morning as I was going for my coffee stroll. I noticed that our Magnolia Stellata buds were beginning to show some pink. They were splitting open and on a few, the flowers were showing. I guess that’s what a little heat does for a plant.
I went back inside and worked for much of the day and upon my return to the front lawn with my camera, I found a large number of plants coming to life. We have the Magnolia Stellata, the Cleveland Pear, the Weeping Crabapple, the Lilacs and the Thundercloud Purple Leaf Plum. They’re all in bloom and it’s about time. I took some pictures of each to display here.
I do want to quickly mention that I had a little up-close assistance with this photo shoot of mine. Since I knew I was going for detail, I attached one of my Hoya magnifying filters. I’m not sure they’re considered filters, but since they look and feel like a lens filter, that’s what they are. They help in collapsing the focal distance between my camera and whatever I was taking a picture of, so I can really zoom in and get what I’m after.