Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Spring Things - Rapidly White

Ah, the freshness of spring.

Foliage is clean, fresh, coming out in many shades of green.  Spring exploded this month in the northeast.  There are so many colors to choose from.

I devote Wednesdays on my blog to the season we are in here in upstate New York.

Today, I decided to pick a color to represent this week of spring.  With viburnums and spireas in full bloom, I decided on white.
Viburnums blooming at the Broome County Pubic Library, Binghamton, on May 18.
White lilacs blooming near my home in Westover, near Johnson City, New York,on May 16.
Spirea, west side of Binghamton, May 18.

Lamium album, or white dead nettle, May 19, Binghamton, New York.

White trees in bloom yesterday in downtown Binghamton.

This spring has passed so quickly.  There are flowers I barely saw before they were gone.  Yesterday, a cold front cooled us down.  I hope spring will slow down briefly, so I can enjoy these blooms for a few days.

What is your favorite color of flower?  Perhaps I will feature that color in my next Spring Things.


  1. I love white flowers, and your pictures captivated the soft beauty of the blossoms and flowers perfectly. I also love to look at white roses, and white iris as well as lilies (of course). White reminds me of my lost loved-ones, and speaks about the purity they MIGHT have achieved if they went to Heaven. Here in England, Spring has given us April showers in May. In April, we had warm sunny weather. Crazy. The giant trees opposite us, horse chestnuts, are decked out in candle shaped cones of white flowers and blossom petals are drifting down like snow.

  2. Lovely pictures. White is a nice representation of early spring, I think.

  3. Sure is a pretty time of the year. I have quite a few Iris in bloom and the deer don't bother them.
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  4. How beautiful, the contrast of white blossoms against the green foliage! Thank you for sharing such gorgeous photos! I love the rare blue flowers, as well as deep red/pink flowers.

  5. Ooh,oooh, ooooh! Alana, what lovely flowers and gorgeous photos! White flowers are among my favorites, too. But they come and go too quickly! Enjoy your springtime, it certainly is hard-won!


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