Saturday Snapshot: Flowering Trees
Earlier this week I went on a Garden Walk at one of my favorite places, Cantigny Gardens, for a tour of the flowering trees and shrubs. Because of the exceptionally mild winter and early warm spring, the trees are blooming about one month ahead of their normal schedule. The Crabapple trees were in full bloom and provided a gorgeous array of pinks and whites. It was spectacular.
A majority of the shrubs were still flowering although a few, like the Forsythia, had already finished their display of yellow. I’m not sure what this shrub below was called but the flowers were pretty.
Below is a blossom from a Yellow Magnolia. The Pink Magnolias had all dropped their flowers, but the yellow ones still had a few blooms hanging on.
Just as I was about to get some glorious shots of a huge bed of tulips, my camera battery went dead. And I didn’t bring a spare. So that was the end of my photography for the morning. Be assured the remaining plants were beautiful, I just can’t show them to you.
Where’s Weekend Birding?
Weekend Birding has its own post today because I wanted to highlight a spectacular Bald Eagle’s nest instead of my photos. The nest had three eggs which hatched last week and live streaming video of the eaglets is available 24/7.
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