I took this photo looking up into the redbud trees. The light was fading and the photo does no justice to the color of the blooms. Will have to take more in the morning. Redbud trees are a new experience for us.
I know this is a dogwood--but I expected the blossoms to be larger.
Is this perhaps hydrangea? Thank you QC for helping with plant identities. I think your growing area must be similar there in VA.
I've been eyeing two shrubs at the northwest end of the house. Today these colorful buds are showing. In town we saw blooming shrubs with brilliant orange flowers. I suspect these may be the same. For a wild guess--wiegalia? [And I should doubtless check the spelling of that as well as look up a plant photo online!]
J. and I were intrigued, now that we've tuned in to redbuds, to see that they grow here and there in hedgerows and the edges of wooded places. This one is just across the road from the mailbox. Note the leafy nest, maybe a squirrel's in the sapling behind the redbud.
A view of the old barns as the sun was setting.
The old pear tree as the day was fading. I am drawn to walk down the slope to stand under this tree. Bloom time is so fleeting and lovely and the tree has such a venerable feeling about it.