This is my favorite time of year to drive down the highway to the neighboring 'Burg. I love the corridors of red bud trees, colorful clouds on a backdrop of dark evergreens and silvery-green new leaves. I managed to catch a stand of trees in this photo. Just imagine a dozen or more of them clustered together.
Saturday the lilacs started bursting open in the sunshine. Sunday morning ushered in a day of soaking rain, which didn't deter the pink dogwood next to our backyard shed from blooming. And, as if the natural word were not already saturated with pink and purple (is that possible?), the bleeding hearts are hanging their rosy shingles shamelessly above the now sopping daffodils.
Clivia's annual bloom in the dining room:
The basil seedlings are off to a strong start on my window sill: green ruffles, purple ruffles, cinnamon, sweet, lime, summerlong, green bouquet, red rubin.