Sunday, April 19, 2009
The Sun is A Shining to Welcome the Day... 18-19 April 2009
The Deenery with the red acer, the magnolia stellata, narcissus and tulips in front of it
Well, can you believe it? 2 days sunshine on the trot! Amazing. However, today I've been in the dumps in spite of it. Ah well, it'll pass. Yesterday, I took photos so I will post those instead.
The Black Tulip have almost arrived
This one's almost out. The heads are smaller than last year. I will have to feed them
I love the bright lime green of this acer's new leaves as they unfurl
The leaves of this acer shine gloriously in the evening sun. It is in fact a darker purple than it looks here.
This pretty tree is on the arboretum, below is the blossom, close up
This blossom is from a tiny little cherry tree!
The gorse is still looking amazing, especially in the sunshine against the blue sky
In the orchard, the cherry blossom is fully out
and the pear looks a picture
This is a Whitebeam. Jim planted it recently, although we had it in a pot to strengthen it until now.
Did someone mention tulips? These are in the arboretum bed. I love their colour and got a bit carried away photographing them!
This is a miniature willow tree, it's covered in 'pussy willow'. You can judge the size from the forget-me-nots alongside and the fading daffodils behind.
Will the Judas Tree blossom ever materialise?
BlackJack followed me about as usual
This cream tulip had a surprise - a red splash
Heuchera leaves all fresh and new
Narcissus and tulips
This tulip from above looks like a star fish
I think that's enough for one day. I'll post some more next time. It's 4.30am. Can't sleep.