April, and my mother's lilies are in full bloom. The brightness of the blooms never failed to lift my spirits somewhat.
Wildflowers abound on the edge of roads. These plants have tiny blue flowers but I've never found out what they're called.
An early morning shot of Angel Trumpets blooming in profusion. The roadsides were more interesting because of the variety of wild blooms.
Poinsettias planted on the edge of the road but now neglected. They could well keep blooming through May.
I counted four varieties of Ipomoea on fences, trees and walls. This variety, Blue Dawn Flower, looks spectacular because of its vibrant colours.
A white variety I'd never noticed before.
Here's one with pinkish hues. Shot early in the morning.
Wild sunflowers in abundance on roadsides.
Look at that yellow!
The most common orchids on the trees of my hometown. The sun was no longer strong as I tried to capture the yellow cluster on this tall tree.
All the photos were taken on the route between home and hospital. April brought its showers and blooms in abundance. Another month will have its share of nature's bounty, maybe in forms and colours totally different from what you have just seen.
Glory be to God for dappled things- For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches' wings; Landscape plotted and pieced--fold, fallow, and plough; And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?) With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim; He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: Praise him. Gerard Manley Hopkins
The first flowering shrub I planted on our land
Every flower is a soul blooming in Nature.-Gerard De Nerval
Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself? -Henry David Thoreau