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Countdown to Spring

The glorious displays of Spring are not waiting for any official date. Blossoms are everywhere and it is a delightful change after the somberness  of the much needed winter rains. The rains are expected to bring a bumper crop of flowery distractions that I am really looking forward to seeing. Meanwhile here are a few of the blossoms in my garden.

Photo 1: Sunlight and blossoms

Blossoms of Spring

Photo 2: Blossoming Spring

Blossoms white Spring

Photo 3: Blossoming delights

Blossoms white sprig

Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)

The pea-like blossoms of this tree caught my attention in early Spring firstly because of the vibrant pink colour and secondly because they appeared before the tree leaves giving it a very dramatic appearance. Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis) is a small tree usually found in the eastern United States. Redbud is also known as Judas-tree because according to legend, Judas Iscariot hanged himself from a branch of an earlier European species.

Photo 1: Eastern Redbud buds and blooms

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Photo 2: Easter Redbud buds

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Photo 3: Eastern Redbud blossoming

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Photo 4: Eastern Redbud blooming

Eastern redbud

Photo 5: Eastern Redbud blossoms

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Clementine blossoms on a rainy day

There is a tiny clementine (citrus) tree in the front garden but despite it’s size it is an enthusiastic grower. It has already produced two small fruits that didn’t survive the curiosity of the children. In Afrikaans we call these fruits “naartjies” and it is apparently a hybrid between a mandarin and a sweet orange. It is now however sporting several white blossoms so here are a few pics. I also thought they would make a nice subject for a monochrome project that I am working on.

Photo 1: Clementine blossoms on a rainy day

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Photo 2: Clementine blossom buds

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Photo 3: Clementine blossoming

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Photo 4: Clementine blossom bud tips

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Photo 5: Clementine blossoms blooming

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Photo 6: Clementine blossom and bud

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Photo 7: Clementine blossoms with raindrops

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Photo 8: Clementine blossoms monochrome reflection

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Avenue of Blossoms

Our local park is coming alive with the sights and sounds of Spring. It is usually rather busy so it took me a while to get the path without people on it. A group of gentleman that had just completed their morning Tai Chi session however was such a lovely sight that I didn’t mind watching them walk down the blossom-lined avenue. A picture of friendship.

Photo 1: Blossom Avenue

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Photo 2: Lampposts  monitor the avenue

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Photo 3: Blossoms galore

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Photo 4: Avenue in Bloom

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Photo 5: A picture of friendship

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Photo 6: Dog with a view

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Photo 7: Blossom Avenue Central

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