This past week I’ve been wandering around taking photos of spring tree buds and flowers. Most of this activity has taken place at Hoffman Hills Recreation Area which seems to be several weeks ahead of the farm in terms of tree budding.
Just a few days ago the Weeping Willow Trees were just yellow branches. A few days later the tree was starting to leaf out and was covered with flowers.
This was taken about a week ago just as the maple trees were starting to get their buds.
A few days later the maple buds were much further along.
The Pussy Willow Trees are just about done flowering and are starting to get their leaves.
This is a photo of the Poplar Tree flowers that had fallen into a small pond.