Thursday, April 8, 2021

Cherry Blossoms

I had an idea for the type of pictures I wanted to take for this post. I was going to document the blossoming of the weeping cherry in my yard, from buds to flowers to leaves. However, during my daily trips into the yard, I captured some other photos that I thought were better looking than the progress photos I took. The best photos are the ones featuring bees--a mining bee and a carpenter bee. 

I hope you enjoy these photos as the storm outside knocks the last of the blossoms off of the tree.

I took a photo of this little branch over several days, from simple buds to fully bloomed. I like this nice transition stage.

A neighborhood honey bee paid a visit.

I really do believe this adorable fuzzy bee is a mining bee.

I suppose I should include some of the blossoms to leaves transition, if not the full buds to leaves. The transition from full blossoms to a mix of pink and green is always lovely. I wouldn't want to deprive you of that.

And that's it for the cherry blossoms in my yard this year. Next up for the tree is a bunch of tiny cherries, birds eating the cherries, and hopefully an avoidance of Japanese beetles. 

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Amadeus in the Spring

Early spring flowers can be tiny and adorable, just the perfect size for Amadeus. He wanted to pick a flower for a potential date, but couldn't decide which kind was best.

A wooden robot sitting in a cluster of purple crocuses with a lawn and houses in the background.

Some of the flowers are a bit too tall, though. He wanted a single flower, not a cluster, so he couldn't simply pick these from anywhere. Perhaps next time he'll bring a step ladder to help him.

A wooden robot reaching up to the top of paperwhite flowers that he is standing behind.
Amadeus finally decided to pick a daffodil. Although they were tall, he could pick a single flower and still have a long stem. Although not tiny, the daffodils are lovely and a perfect symbol of spring.
A wooden robot sitting on a stone holding a daffodil with clusters of daffodils behind him.