This coming Sunday is May 1st. That means the beginning of a month of flowers, orchard blossoms and when warm weather takes hold.
Saturday's weather and skies were perfect for photography. I have been checking weekly on the weeping Cherry tree at the former Niagara Horticultural Station on Niagara Street in St. Catharines. It was in full bloom on Saturday - with blue hazy skies. You can easily tell which photo is Saturday's. The first photograph was taken on April 10th 2012 with grey skies. The blossoms are washed out pink - so pale in the grey skies.
It is amazing to see the differences in how Spring unfolds. In 2012, there is a carpet of violets under the cherry tree. This year, they are barely starting to bloom. In addition, other trees were leafing out in 2012, and this is not the case this year.
And wouldn't it be lovely if the weeping branches touching the ground had been allowed to stay. I guess the tractor mower wins every time.