Blooms of the Black Locust tree
New growth, long needle pine
Buckeye (Firecracker weed)
Snapshot, week 17: April 26-May 2
I was afraid I wouldn't have much to offer this week. Heavy rains kept me dry - inside. All of these pictures were taken within one hour. I stopped to photograph a Spiderwort cluster on the side of country highway, and found a surprise cemetery in the process. (Highway 365, near Maumelle, right across from the county line liquor stores.)
- In one quick week almost all our Crimson clover have gone brown, with red floral heads transformed into brushy seed heads.
- The Privet hedge and Honeysuckle are exploding.
- Roses, both wild and garden variety, ring from woodland, bush, garden, and trellis.
- The woods, once marked by a patchwork of bold kelly and limon greens is maturing into a deep wet green. (As we move into summer, the greens will deepen and dry, till they match the deeper greens of the pines.)