This time of year is so delightful - after a long winter of cold and rain, the flowering trees are bursting with color. One of my favorites is the Tulip Tree - some dark pink, others pale pink, all beautiful.
There are more pale pink Tulip Trees around town, and they are just beginning to bloom.
Close up you can see that it has recently been raining.
The darker pink are a little behind the pale pink, but their buds are beginning to open
And the pink Rhododendrons - the different colors open at different times, first the pale pink, next will be the red.
Soft and delicate, the blossoms stand up pretty well to our rainy weather.