It is unseasonably warm here, almost tropical, today. There are daffodils blooming everywhere. My friend, Nancy, and I went for a walk and I took my camera and long lens hoping to spot the great blue heron again in the park. It wasn't there today; I'll try again tomorrow. But it wasn't a complete wash for the camera as you can see from the photos below.
|A lovely Eastern Bluebird on a cherry tree.|
Many Japanese Magnolia trees are in full bloom.
|This large Japanese Magnolia, also known as Magnolia liliiflora, is putting on an extravagant show.|
Also blooming are the Camellias.
|The fallen red petals keep their color for quite a while, often carpeting the ground beneath the shrub with gorgeous color for a week or more.|
|This bush is just starting to bloom and has only a few fallen flowers.|
|Normally, I prefer single flowers, but I like how the the center of this type has tightly packed petals in multiple rosettes.|
Now for something completely different ...
|I love the name of this church. The "Free For All Deliverance Church" - it doesn't get any better than that. Oh, and did I mention that the church is located in the former Coca Cola bottling plant?|
|Plus they have this lovely yard art available to the side of the church . The three wise men, not visible in this shot, are over next to two frogs playing golf just to the left of the mushrooms ...|