These flowers are mostly showy in mass, the individual bloom is not a show stopper, like the rose, but when the morning sun hits them the opening buds have a lovely delicacy, both in form and in color.
The salmon berry is unusual in that it has a bright pink flower. Seems like most other berries have white or pale pink ones. The color of the berries is usually orange, but can be on the red side if they get sun (since it tends to grow in dense woods that is an anomaly). It’s called “salmon berry” because the orange berries look like a cluster of salmon roe. It is kind of watery and doesn’t have a strong flavor, either sweet or tart, compared with thimble-berries, huckleberries or blackberries.
I used a bunch of things from my basement: my son’s old stuffed bunny collection, my old teddy bear and several handmade kites I got as souvenirs visiting Weifang China(self-proclaimed Kite Capital of the World) to put together this cheerful display in our bay window. The next week I learned that putting bears into windows is a nation-wide “thing”: Why you’re seeing teddy bears and rainbows in windows right now.
Seems like a fun idea…and not just for kids.
Today was SPRING! Seems like just about everything is blooming.
Some of the colors seemed almost autumnal.
For Cee’s Flower of the Day. In this case flowers, and leaves. I couldn’t choose.
These caught my eye this morning. The wisteria is just starting to come into bloom.
My maple tree looks pretty much the same all summer, lush and green, and all winter, bare branches. But spring and fall are times of change, it looks a little bit different everyday.