May is a month where we go from no leaves on the trees to lush growth. We go from daffodils, through tulips, lilacs, and through so many other flowers. There is no other month like it during the year.
At the beginning of the month, it was the time of daffodils and tulips.
Then, a tree whose identity I am not sure about - it is a cherry. perhaps a pin cherry or a black cherry. But, on May 3 when I took this picture, its blossoms smelled as sweet as honey.
In my neighborhood, the crabapple trees were out by May 10.
White crabapples blooming on May 11.
By May 12, an amazing thing had happened. The magnolias had come out in early April, and were cut down by a late hard freeze. The trees sat and sulked.
And then, suddenly, they started to bloom again, like this one by the Broome County courthouse in downtown Binghamton. And, for days after, they threw out blooms, sporatically. You can not keep Nature down.
Creeping phlox at a Newark Valley, NY bed and breakfast May 13, taken by my guest photographer.
I've published so many pictures of dogwoods, I don't dare post another. So here, instead, is a columbine from May 16, on the West side of Binghamton. This purple is my favorite color of flower.
|Azalea, Westover, near Johnson City, New York 5-29|
How was May for you?