how subtly colorful weeping willows are. in spring, they are this beautiful chartreuse color–a sort of lemony lime. in summer they are fountains of emerald green. by late fall, the branches will darken into a deep golden yellow. right now, though, in early may, they might be at their best.
weeping willow branchlets
turtle lake, saint paul, minnesota
it took a while, but col0r has finally returned to our corner of north america: red maple buds, chartreuse braids of willow branches, ruby catkins, white magnolias, purple crocuses, green grass, and lemon yellow forsythia. and it’s just the beginning.
forsythia in bloom
my yard, saint paul, minnesota
i got up early to photograph this magnolia bloom. i still struggle with photographing white subjects on a white background. it’s tricky. i thought the soft morning light might help. i think it did, and i was able to catch this particular bloom in the process of opening up for the day.
saint paul, minnesota
remember those poplar pussy-willow buds i posted two weeks ago? here is the same tree today.
rice creek regional trail, saint paul, minnesota