Red buds are by far my most favorite flowering tree. I think I've dedicated more blog posts to blooming red buds than to any other species. Here are photos I took recently, in St. Louis between the bouts of cold. Our spring is starting in spurts and fits, but the flowers are still blooming.
|I love to photograph young red buds against the bright blue sky. The contrasts is just aaaah-mazing to me.|
Wordless Wednesday: Red Buds Blooming (from April 2009)
Have you spotted any red buds blooming in your backyard? What is your favorite flowering treet in your urban nature habitat?