weekly photo challenge: SPRING

spring. photo by desiree east

spring flower buds of California native Cercis occidentalis (Western Redbud)

this tree is absolutely gorgeous as its flower buds start to bloom on bare branches before the leaves appear. very eye-catching, and one of my favorite trees to incorporate into a california native landscape design.

(and my apologies, but if you know me by now, whenever i am in a rush to post something, you will know, because i will fail to keep to capitalize my sentences, as well as bore you to death with content that is just plain dry, and i’ll probably throw in a handful of grammatical errors just for fun. my bad. but let’s keep it real, and conversational, eh? on to the next post, please…)