You can own the earth and still, all you'll own is earth until you can paint with all the colours of the wind. ~ Stephen Schwartz
Spring seriously has to be the prettiest time of year - even though I probably say that about summer and autumn, and maybe even about the odd winter day. Nah!
There are so many colours coming into their own at this time of the year. Below are a few photos which demonstrate that.
These deeply tinted pink blossoms can be found suspended over a park bench overlooking the pond. For the brief time that they're in bloom, it makes sitting there a favourite place to relax.
Leaves on an unknown (forgotten, really) tree begin to unfurl.
Flowers and leaves emerge together making for a colourful, textured growth.
A tiny crab apple blossom in its early days.
Colour sometimes comes from unusual places. Sadly, this fish has died at the bottom of the dam. I suspect it was already dead or dying by the time it got there. Someone in the community has repeated the vile oil spill that this pond has endured before. In fact - twice in recent weeks. It's taking its toll on the many dead fish we've seen lately and the obvious absence of the great blue heron.
Beneath the tree from the first picture, I happened to see a couple of discarded orange wedges which were sprinkled with the fallen petals. My friend, Caroline thought it was a little strange for me to take this photo. I'll bet she's rolling her eyes right now. (Hi Caroline!) Quit rolling your eyes and have a close look at the little ant on the upper orange piece. That makes this another wildlife photo after all. ;)
Thanks for joining me on this look at spring colours. I'll have more photos coming up soon.