Spring really arrived with a bang this past week with the blooming of the ornamental trees. Walking around the garden is like being in a fairy land. The most spectacular is the Yoshino Cherry. This was the first tree I planted in my garden back in 1993. It is a fast-growing tree and gets lovelier with each passing year.
A few years later I added another Yoshino close to it. I'm not sure what I was thinking - maybe I wanted our garden to look like the Washington D.C. Tidal Basin? This tree is somewhat restricted with a sweet gum on one side and a red maple on the other. I sometimes get carried away.
I can't say that I'm a deeply religious person and the only spiritual feelings I do get come from nature. Sitting on the bench under the canopy of this tree is an awesome feeling (only problem is I don't have time to sit on that bench!)
Looking down the street -
This crabapple has never been this beautiful. I don't recall the variety and I believe I bought it at Wal-Mart.
This Weeping Cherry by the patio has never been very dramatic. The blooms are pale pink and not profuse. I've seen other specimens in town where they are not as cramped as mine and that really makes a difference.