Sunday, April 3, 2011

First flowers of the year in my garden

A little snow on Friday made it seem like winter again, but almost all of it has melted, and today the first crocuses were flowering - the first flowers in the garden:

This one was fully open

This one was just starting to open.

 Very soon, another set of flowers will be opening - but these will be on a tree.  The buds on the red maples are growing, giving parts of the forests around here a slight reddish tint.  Soon they will open into tiny red flowers:
 Buds of Red Maple (Acer rubrum)