What a strange spring we've had this year. Some of the more mature and sheltered blossom trees were confused and jumped the gun a couple of weeks ago. Then the cooler weather set in, and fortunately for us, they went into a holding pattern, their blossoms preserved far longer than in most years.
And it seems like some of the younger or more exposed trees bided their time, only deciding it was safe to burst forth in the last few days. Last Saturday we saw some stunning smaller magnolias, their cups still very upright and just beginning to open up. And there were many cherry trees about town that looked like frozen fireworks! Simply beautiful. Still, there were some that were somewhat reticent, like this little Easter Redbud on Dundas St W. (thanks, LR for the correct name!)
We were stopped in our tracks, though, by this stunner. She most decidedly falls into the "early bloomer" camp. It was obvious that many of the blossoms were already on the wane, but she was still offering up a spectacular show.
We love Spring and we're mad for magnolias. Get out and enjoy them for the next few days while you still can!