I was very happy to experience this point of Spring. The ground is blooming but many large trees are just starting to bud. Sunlight illuminates the bare branches and we see just how complicated and vast their networks are. For now we can still see through them, but in a few weeks they will be filled with blossoms and then leaves.
Very nice to have something blooming in this cold, grey, winter. This was a birthday gift from a lovely person with whom I have nice memories of togetherness. The flower is Hyacinth.
Christmas Cactus in full bloom
Blossom on Flickr.
Aloe. San Francisco Botanical Garden