Friday, May 01, 2009

Colors of spring

Deep red is not one of the colors that comes to mind when I think of spring colors. The light green of new leaves, bright yellow of Forsythia, yellow and peach of Daffodils, pinks and whites of Azaleas, soft pink of the Cherry Tree are some of the spring colors that I expect to find. While wandering the woods of Western North Carolina I find the deep red of the Paw Paw tree.

Then there is the Sweet Shrub, also known as Carolina Allspice.

And the Toadshade.

I really like the leaves on the Toadshade.

There are some pastel and white spring flowers in the woods, but spring in the woods is not nearly as colorful as fall.

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