This week got off to a cool start, but the last 3 days the temps have been in the high 70s. The pink/purple blooms of the red buds are starting to add a hint of color to the drab woodlands. If you look close you can see some of the trees have leaf buds starting to form. I like taking photos in the spring because one of my most favorite subjects are flowers. This week we were lucky enough to spend the better part of a day at the Garvan Woodland Gardens in Hot Springs, AR. It's a beautiful place, well worth a visit if you are in the area. I have about a third of a 4 GB photo card filled with photos of buds and new blooms. It was hard to choose just one for today.
The garden had several apple trees which were blooming. I love the white with the hint of pink in the leaves. When the Apple trees, the Redbuds, the Bradford Pear, and the Dogwood all start blooming that's a pretty sure sign spring is here.
Hop over to Cat Patches to see other signs of spring.