Appreciating Deeply, Photos of Flora, Photos of Landscapes Flowering Crabapple Trees, Lexington VA 07 April 2018 06 April 2018 Flowers, Trees As we drove through Virginia, the redbud trees were barely in evidence. Other harbingers of Spring were not so reticent. Forsters Terns, Huntington Beach State Park Strangely Quiet 4 Comments barbara carlson 08 April 2018 at 11:47 am 8 months ago It’s the magnolias that I love — see any of those in bloom? One spring J&I went looking for spring about this time of year. We drove straight down to Savannah, GA before we saw them in bloom. After a few days we drove north until we saw them in new bloom, stayed…repeating the fully-loaded tree sighting all the way north. After a month we returned to Canada where the buds were still not out! Suspect it will be different now with Climate Change moving everything up 2 weeks. 😀 Isabel Gibson 08 April 2018 at 2:45 pm 8 months ago Barbara – We did not see any magnolias in bloom, although we saw some tulip trees/bushes, which are very like the magnolia the squirrel deflowers, literally, in my backyard. Your chasing-Spring trip sounds wonderful. Laurna Tallman 08 April 2018 at 1:01 pm 8 months ago The redbud trees are among the first to bloom, as I recall. These flowering crabs are delicious! Isabel Gibson 08 April 2018 at 2:51 pm 8 months ago Laurna – The crabs were some consolation for the absence of the redbud this year. I guess they’re usually mid-to-late April in those parts, so we were a bit early. And the early trees got bit by a late frost. I’m working now on a next-year plan. 🙂 Comments are closed.