I always look forwared to spring. The newly emerging growth of the trees and shrubs is just so beautiful- at least to me. The tiny new leaves shimmer like little emeralds when there is a gentle breeze and the sun is shining. But there are bright and shiny (colors) of some plants such as the pomgrante tree and the old fashioned Nandia. Some evenings I just stand near the trees or shrubs and marvel at how pretty the colors are. Only nature can produce such beauty. I have tried to do justice to the colors of new spring growth but it just isn’t like seeing the array of colors in person.
So here are a few pics of some of the shrubs that are blooming and some that are covered in berries. My yard is un-kempt for a reason. It is more attractive to the birds and other wildlife. (It is also less work. I have a helper for my animals about 2-3 days a week and he and my son help with basic trimming and some mowing of a few grassy areas) Fall and early spring make this property a chore with all the leaves that HAVE TO BE RAKED. The leaves are added to the compost heap.
Post and photographs: Yvonne