Mid-Spring Close-ups

Some photos from the past couple of days…the days and evenings have warmed and the trees and flowers are now draped in their spring finery.

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Forget-me-nots
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The Siberian Pea Shrub, which we affectionately call the Weeping Russian 
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Empress Wu hosta beginning to unfurl and sparkling with early morning dew
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A pair of allium afflatunense “Purple Sensation” – they have a magnificent globe shaped head of tiny flowers once opened
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A bee happily sampling the flowering crab apple (look closely at the center blossom)
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A tiny spider resting on the Japanese Anemone

 

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One of our crab apple trees in full bloom
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The lilacs are beginning to open as well
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