Spring Colors for a Rainy Day

Since it's been raining and not much can be done outside, I'll share a few pictures I took a couple weeks ago at my in-laws house. If you remember I did some wildflower hunting (Yellow Corydalis, False Garlic, Sedum puchellum) while we were there. Today I'll show you the more cultivated side of their yard.

Here are a couple blossoms off their fruit trees. They have several trees planted including apples, plums, cherries and peaches.

What spring would be complete without the shining golden yellow of a forsythia?

For spring color and smell hyacinths are a great pick. They have several different colors planted. Here you can see a purple-lavender colored hyacinth next to the green foliage of a Spanish lavender.

A close-up, but I guess you guessed that!

Some of the hyacinths are mixed together, here white and purple.

Here's a pink one. I don't particularly like pink flowers but it does have color and if you look real close you can see that this hyacinth has a kind of variegated petal with a mixed of white and pink.

Here's a more magenta-pink colored hyacinth.

Here is a deciduous magnolia bud about to break. The picture is a little fuzzy since the wind was moving and it was hard to focus, but you can at least get an idea of the color.

Muscari or grape hyacinths are scattered about adding a little color accent to the spring landscape.

That's it for now, I hope you enjoyed my rainy day!

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