A few hours in the Arnold Arboretum turned up a wide variety of flowers and other photo opportunities. These are some of my favorites.
I was taking pictures of this empty nest, and every time I got closer to it, a robin behind me started to freak out. I finally decided she probably had eggs in there, so I didn’t get any closer. When I walked away, she made a beeline for the nest!
We finally came upon a few signs of spring in the Arnold Arboretum, in Boston, this weekend. Magnolia blooms peeking out from their pods? Boom. Done.
Magnolias, pussy willows, bees and crocuses (crocii?). As always, click on any picture to see it larger (click on all the pictures – you’ll want to see them larger. You want to buy them? OK. Wait – that website’s not functional yet. Send me a message, or comment, and we’ll work something out).
There’s been so much tragedy all over the world this week, I can’t even begin to express how badly I feel for the people involved. Instead, I’m going to try to bring a little light to my readers. Flowers! It’s finally spring, flowers are blooming, and there is beauty to be found in unlikely places. I challenge you to look for some beauty, as well.
I do not know what type of flower this is. They were very small, mixed in among the grass at Minuteman National Park near Concord, Mass.
Spent a couple hours wandering downtown Quincy last night, and made the above image of a magnolia blossom from a tree between City Hall and a small cemetery where many Revolutionary War soldiers are buried. The image below is from a cherry blossom tree in front of city hall, in the last light of the day.
I hope your day is blooming with beauty.