Saturday, April 22, 2017

A Riot of Lilacs, Grape Hyacinths, and Crabapple Blossoms

At the Eastern Parkway entrance, yellow magnolia blossoms have arrived.

Grape Hyacinths By Bench and Pole

Crabapple Blossoms - White

Crabapple Blossoms - Red

Violets and Dandelions - Closeup

Under the lilac trees...

Early Lilac

I kept trying to capture the magical sense of a river of grape hyacinths flowing under and around the lilacs...  Fuzziness in the photo seems to be the price to pay for approximating this impressionistic effect.

The weeping cherries are past their prime, but the trees on the esplanade are in full bloom.

I have no idea why these photos came out as essentially black and white, with flashes of color.  But the effect is kinda cool.

I had planned to take notes on this pale peach  blossom, but somehow failed to do so...

Redbud shrub



Cherries (of course!)


"Common Periwinkle, Creeping Myrtle, Flower-of-Death" (?!)


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