Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Spring Things - Reviewing May

The month of May is my favorite month.  It's been that way for many years, from my times of living in Kansas, to Arkansas, and, finally, to upstate New York.

When I lived in Kansas and Arkansas, it was also tornado season, but that didn't matter.

I love the rush of flowers, one after the other.  This May has been wet, and also cold.  The cold is actually in the flowers' favor, making them last loner.

Here are my memories of May, tracked by these flowers I've seen on various exercise walks.

Cherry blossoms on May 1 (most of these pictures were taken on the West Side of Binghamton, New York).

More tulips (my house).
Creeping phlox.
Dogwoods, the second week of May.

My red columbine.

By May 21, the azaleas were in full bloom.
Mollis azalea.
One of my rhodedendrons, May 27.

May ends with variegated weigela.

We've had so much rain. It makes me wonder - what will June bring?

What's blooming where you live?


  1. What gorgeous photos of beautiful flowers. Thank you for sharing. We're going into winter here in S.Africa, but spring flowers are everywhere! Even the floral kingdom is confused with the strange global changes. A Lesson in Communication

  2. Except for columbine, I don't grow any of these. But I do enjoy viewing the homes of those who do. One neighbor had two dogwoods that were spectacular and the phlox at another house was just lovely.

  3. So much color, such lovely flowers. Beautiful. Hope you are enjoying the summer there.

  4. Gorgeous! I can almost smell the fragrance! We have lilacs and tulips blooming here now! Yay!

  5. Ah, so the saying "April showers bring May flowers" is for your area. Good to know.

  6. Lovely flowers. I just planted some creeping phlox this spring. I hope it turns out as well as that in your picture.

  7. How lucky you are to be amid such flowering beauty . In my part of the world we still
    Have petunias flowering in our flower beds and the Gulmohar trees are a bloom with gorgeous red orange flowers

  8. Wow! such a pretty collection. Who would like to just walk where the nature around is so beautiful!


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