Thursday, May 11, 2017

Back in Hartford

I have been back and forth between Naples and Hartford for several weeks, but today I go back to Connecticut for the summer.  Most recent news in Hartford and Connecticut has not been good.
I am going to escape and show some photographs that make me feel good.

It is dogwood season.

 Friends and parents pay to "flock" the front yards of graduating high school seniors.
The proceeds help pay for an end-of-the-school-year party.

There was heavy rain one day and the azalea buds were tightly closed.

The next day azaleas burst into bloom.

A white dogwood against the further house, a Japanese maple near and azaleas below.

These days I usually return to Connecticut too late to see the tulips in Elizabeth Park, 
but this year I saw the end of the run.

A different way to look at tulips falling apart as their season ends.


Sharon Anck said...

Beautiful photos Jack! I love the "flocked" idea! How fun!

jennyfreckles said...

The 'flocked' thing is a new one for me. How funny. Sorry you've been getting difficult news, hope things get better.

William Kendall said...

The blossoms are a delightful sight, as are those tulips. Our festival starts tomorrow, and I've already been taking shots of the first tulips. I'll have a lot more of that to do in the next few days.

SRQ said...

Beautiful! Wonderful captures. Makes me miss spring in Michigan.

Mersad said...

Wonderful yards and homes. Your images capture it perfectly as usual.

Mersad Donko Photography

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Flowers always make me feel better Jack, I hope taking these cheered you up a little too.

Gunn said...

What a great posting.
I love all the images, the happy colours too.