Hard to believe that April is near an end and May will soon be here.
My earliest azaleas lost most of their blooms in last week's storm but my later bloomers are still going strong.
I had fun photographing this swallowtail butterfly which seemed to love the pink azaleas.
Its wings opened and closed so fast that I kept clicking away to get different views.
My earliest roses were blown off in the storm but new ones are blooming daily.
Some of the tall boughs were blown in a messy tangle but eventually pruning should deal with it.
Not only are flowers blooming the trees are getting their leaves back full force.
The shots above were all taken this week. For the last shot below, I dug into my archives for a shot of the Easter Bunny which was taken years ago in the verbena. I used to have verbena all over my garden but most was lost to a drought several years ago and I didn't replace it. The purple flowers are the verbena.
Click for the home of today's flowers. Happy Easter!