April has finally faded and May has arrived bringing with it buds on plants ready to spring forth into leaves and flowers.
On an overcast day, after a rainy night, dew drops linger on plants and buds just clinging on before falling to the ground.
Some buds on trees in the yard are already opening up revealing bright green leaves.
If you look down, you’ll see sedum pushing through last fall’s and winter’s detritus.
Branches on the rose bushes are also showing signs of life and a promise of blossoms to come.
This year the flaming bush, from a cutting given to me by my cousin Judith Hutton, is coming into its own. It should be brilliant in the fall.
And the white lilac tree’s branches are laden with buds, leaves and even more promise for flowers in July!
And from across the road, the neighbour’s elderly dog watches the goings on, commenting on my choice of subjects for my photos. Like me, he’s welcoming May and looking forward to warmth and sunshine.