This is a series about the neighborhood flowers and flowering trees that I saw and enjoyed on my walk in the neighborhood during the stay at home months. Many of the flowers I don’t know much about and depend on Google lens to get a name. If there are mistakes, apologize for my ignorance.
The photo below was taken during the very early part of WFH (work from home) advisory as a precaution to avoid contracting COVID-19. Stay at home was still a few days ahead. Since eighteen sixty four, this was the first rainless February in our area and spring came early. Just to give some space to my better half who was still getting accustomed to the routine of WFH, I used to take long walks in the morning. The weather was gorgeous, sunny, dry and cool and outdoor was much more inviting than being confronted by an unhappy spouse forced to be confined in an unoptimized workspace. During one of those walks, mile and a half from my home, I was suddenly blinded by the sight of these beautiful trees in full bloom. I had walked by this same street a few days back and I was sure that the trees were barren. I took out my cell phone and took few photos. Sunlight was blinding and I could barely see my cellphone screen due to the glare. As I was going through my cell phone gallery today, I saw a couple that I could resurrect with a little bit of post processing. I am still not happy with the end result because the flowers are not distinct enough. Google lens show this as Eugenia dysenterica but to me it looked more like Cherry blossom. Ah well, what’s in a name. Who am I to question what Keats said; ” A thing of beauty is a joy for ever”.
Brightened the season
And dazzled my heart
Worth the wait