Can't help myself. Such a great April for redbuds. Total magic. Usually hard to photograph, but not so hard this year. They have mostly faded away by now -- late April -- but some are staying the course. I didn't grow up in redbud land, so I never take them for granted, despite living here in eastern Kentucky for over 45 years.
With so much else going on in our wounded world, it is a happiness, for me, to focus on this gift that April gives us.
|more of this farm, which is also redbud land|
|The buds grow directly from the tree.|
And there are redbuds other places:
|quietly decorating a back road|
Of course there are other flowerings going on,
but this year I'm all about redbuds. This last photo is a favorite, because over the years I've tried to make it work, and this year it finally happened.