Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Late April Weather: The Sky is Gray and It is Raining Petals

April showers may bring May flowers, but yesterday's downpour brought some of April's flowers down.

Today Rhododenron flowers could be found underfoot, carpeting the ground and pavement.

Earlier this week, I watched as cherry tree blossoms were lifted off branches by the spring breeze. They drifted down to the ground, settling there for a moment almost like perfect snowflakes.

Upside down, if you asked me, their sepals were the stars of the show.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Are Turkestanicas Getting Trendy?

I felt like I was bumping into some old friends on a walk through Hofstra's grounds this week when I spotted Turkestanica tulips en masse bordering a sculpture and then tucked into all kinds of little spots as well.

Is this sweet species tulip I adore getting a little trendy these days or is someone at Hofstra also enamored by it? Either way is just fine by me.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Cloudy with Scattered Pink Petals

This morning the weatherman said it would be cloudy with some scattered pink petals. Tomorrow's springtime forecast? More of the same.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Another Day, Another Crush

Call me fickle I guess? I seemed to have developed yet another mad crush on an orange tulip I just met this morning.

"It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh you don't quite know what it is that you DO want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!" -- Mark Twain

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Oh It's Love 4 Sure

I fell hard and fast for this sweet mutli-flowering tulip this morning. Be still my bleeding heart!!!

Unfortunately it wouldn't give me its name. So, I guess I will just have to hunt it down.