Today was an absolutely gorgeous day, and so I thought I would take advantage of it by taking a nice, long walk. While I prefer to walk in the woods or on hiking trails, I had to make do with strolling through some nearby housing developments. But that doesn't mean that there wasn't anything worth seeing. Below are some pictures that I took on my little trek, mementos of this beautiful day. I hope you enjoy them.
Springtime buds, possibly Magnolia
Male flowers illuminated by sunshine (possibly Red maple, or Acer rubrum)
Unsure of the identity of these early tree flowers. Perhaps I will go back when the leaves are out!
Seeds emerging from a pod of what looks like a milkweed, but I am unsure of the species.
Ornamental crab apples that have overwintered
Tiny weed Veronica persica, or Persian speedwell, growing along a sidewalk
Mini daffodils (genus Narcissus) near a mailbox
Flowers from a garden shrub Chaenomeles speciosa or 'Japanese quince'
I hope you have enjoyed these photos- please let me know if you know the names of any of the plants I have not labeled.
Have a wonderful day, May all beings be happy!