May Flowers

The adage about April showers appears to be true. Here at least.

Happy May, everyone.

25 Comments on “May Flowers

  1. Beautiful. Looks like nature and like a stained glass window. Good work, nature! Good eye, John Scalzi!

  2. I’ll settle for the damn April showers finally being done, May flowers or not.

  3. In Seattle, April showers generally bring May showers. (Though it’s supposed to be over 80 here today, so clearly “generally” does not necessarily mean “always”.)

  4. I wish we’d had a few more April showers here. The flowers are doing fine, though.

  5. Mmmm. Rhododendrons. Didn’t know the lived in Ohio.

  6. That’s a fruit tree – apple? Alas Toronto is still grey and dismal. I just deadheaded my pansies though.

  7. The azaleas are out here in DC.

  8. I’ll let you know if that also holds true out here on the tundra – just as soon as the damn April showers stop!

  9. I wish it wasn’t already 90 degrees here in Sacramento land. We could use some May showers for sure :(

  10. I’m no taxonomist or expert, but I love looking at flowers and thinking of their whole phase, from bud to bloom to bee to burgeoning belissima. See how the flower has 5 petals? Slice an apple crossways, you’ll see the star inside.

    But apple blossoms are usually white. When plum blossoms are pink, the leaves are normally burgundy. Peach leaves are elongated with a curved rib. So I think we have cherry blossoms here. Definitely not rhododendrons :-)

  11. My money’s on a decorative crabapple. We have some that look a lot like that in front of my office.

  12. Ah, you southerners. We still have snow in the ground.

    Wayne

  13. Here in Los Angeles it’s “No April showers means May fires”.

  14. Feels more like autumn in the London (UK) area – cloudy, chilly, windy. Temp is around 50F but doesn’t feel that warm. Supposed to get frost tonight as well. At least it isn’t raining.

    Lovely flowers in that pic..

  15. Whereas here, we have the cool, clear days of autumn, the first fire in the fireplace and the onset of red wine drinking season; yay! Now, where did I put my book …

  16. dglnj:

    I was actually surprised at how long it took that to show up; it was my first thought.

  17. May the 4th be with you !! sorry, totally overrated, could not resist it, carino .