I had it in mind to wander through our small city taking photos of trees in bloom. Yes, you read it right, over two months since we were seeing the blossoms on the trees in Vancouver, our trees are now flowering here. However, my plan kind of fell through, which is OK, because my yard has the best bloomin’ trees anyway.
For the last 3 years, we have been away while our faithful Schubert Chokecherry bloomed its heart out. Not this year. Covid has kept us pretty much anchored to our house and this year our 28 year old Schubert put on quite the display.
The scent of the blossoms has been heavenly, when we are able to sit on our back deck. This year, we noticed a real absence of bees…..not a good sign. They are usually buzzing around the flowers. Instead, we have had a succession of blue jays flying in and out of the tree.
adorn thy lacy branches.
These photos were taken May 26/20
These photos were taken on May 27/20
These photos were taken May 28/20
Here is the view we get from our South facing windows on main and 2nd floor.
These photos taken May 30/20 as the bloom petals fall like snow.
These photos were taken on June 1/20, as the petals fell like snow.