Spring has come early to the South, with all of its allergy-inducing beauty. Here are some close-up extracts of what I’ve captured between sneezes:
A pink camellia – lovely things until they drop to the ground in a soggy, rotting mess.
A purple azalea bud about ready to burst open. I was lucky to catch this before the bees invaded.
Pink dogwood – aren’t they lovely? A breeze was making them dance when I took this shot.
A yellow bush flower. Note the dew-drops; photo taken on a morning walk.
The first bloom on a tea rose bush that my mother saved from a cutting. She has quite the green thumb.
I don’t know what this pretty white flower is, but it’s overtaking a garden spot.
In person this rose looks like it’s made of velvet.
The swirls on this petite bloom are mesmerizing.
I cannot resist sky shots!
And that’s a short look at our early floral season. We’ve been hit by a few cold snaps of late, but everything seems to have survived.