We had snow on Thursday, followed by freezing rain on Friday and the beginnings of a thaw on Saturday. These are my favorite images from Saturday.
I have a couple of favorites here. Which do you like best?
Our poor flowerbeds have been sorely neglected over the past five summers while we’ve been gallivanting around the Northeast, but some flowers remain. This is a bud from a plant I put in this spring.
We’ve been away from our home for so many springs, I didn’t know whether any of our flowers remained! And the spiders stuck around, too.
A friend mentioned that the orchards near his workplace were in full bloom, so we went out to see if the assessment was accurate. Yes and no. We saw some fully-blossoming orchards, and others that were a week or two away from blossoming. Still saw some lovely scenery, and it’s nice to see that grapes and wineries haven’t completely taken over the area that used to be completely covered in fruit orchards.
Pretty sure this was a cherry tree.
Cherries, or possibly plums.
I don’t know – you tell me. Cherries?
Enjoyed an afternoon walk around a lake at Mt. Holyoke College in (I assume) Holyoke, Mass., yesterday, followed by a visit to the Mt. Holyoke College greenhouse. They obviously take great pride in their greenhouse. So many different varieties of plants! Each “family,” or type, in the same room, followed by another room filled with a different type of plant. Many of the plants in what I deemed the “tropical” room were similar to what I saw in Colombia in May of 2014. These are some of my favorite images.