My heather is glorious right now, in full bloom and brilliant in colour. Soon it will fade and become simple greenery amongst the other colours I'll add to the garden.
Daffodils are blooming everywhere - in private gardens, along municipal roadways and in parks as well as in large pots that decorate the business districts. These daffodils dazzled passersby as they scurried out of the wind into the local shops.
I noticed a cherry tree outside the bank last week that had the first blossoms I'd seen this season. So I walked on in order to get a photo. It is blooming beautifully and is the only one in the area so far along. Other cherry trees are not even close to blooming so this one stands out in its glory. On the way home, I stopped to see how many buds were on a neighbour's camelia bush. This bush must tower over ten feet tall and always has masses of flowers every year. There were so many buds I couldn't even begin to count them, but as I started to pass I turned for one last look. Behold! One small, lone camelia flower stood out amongst the greenery so I just had to pull out the camera for one last shot for the day.