Thursday, April 9, 2015

Spring flowers and hairy poppy balls

Spring has sprung so swiftly that I'm already a tad too late to photograph the tulips in Duke Gardens. The abundance of blooms is amazing this year.

A small fraction of the tulips

The fragrant snowball virburnum and flowering cherries were lovely.

A few non-tulips snuck into the tulip beds, including poppies and some others I don't know the names of.

When it comes to noticing things that I only notice thanks to macrophotography, the most fascinating finds were hairy poppy buds on the verge of bursting open. Mother Nature makes it easy to anthropomorphize...

Tongue in cheek
It's not easy being green
Feed me, Seymour

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