Friday, April 10, 2015

Before the Rust Appears

April has entered, as promised by the adage, 
with showers. Heavy rains have grayed the skies 
all around, creating a backdrop for the newly 
bloomed daffodils, jonquils, and -- dare I say it?
dandelions. Better yet, the magnolias have
shed their little velvet sweaters and
are starting to bloom delicate shades of mauve.
I got these pictures just after the flowers
had opened, and well before chilly spring winds 
whip the flowers into a frenzy, coating the 
petals with rust-colored tears.