This has been a great week for flowers and I hope there will still be many undamaged ones after the tornado that ripped through town on Saturday.
I am preparing this post Saturday night and I haven't been outside to survey the damage. The tornado touched down in downtown Raleigh, NC and zipped through town moving past where I live at 70 mph. I hope there weren't too many people hurt. I know some buildings were totaled.
The combination of the winds and loads of large hail probably didn't do the flowers any good.
I felt very lucky though not to have any damage to my house or any large trees down.
The first two shots are dogwood trees (white one and then pink one). The third shot is carolina jasmine. The shot above and below are of kolkwitzia amabilis.
I think the kolkwitzia blossoms look like little bells.
I sometimes think my azaleas like the one above are going to get big enough to support my house if it ever starts to crumble.
I like the way the sun is shining through the dogwood above.
More azaleas above and below.
I spotted my first two roses this week. They look pretty lonely.
I fear that the tall rose branches may have been knocked down in the storm.
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