The saying is that April showers bring May flowers, and goodness we have had one of the wettest Aprils on record here in Kentucky.
The Stewartia has now leafed out and is looking green and glossy.
The close-up picture shows that the May flowers are not quite here, but the buds are clearly forming. The white blob in the background is Charlie, one of my two dogs, who doesn’t usually appear for a photo shoot. Perhaps he’s indicating the colour of the camellia-like flowers that hopefully will have bloomed for the June post.
My thanks to Mike for letting me guest post, and to Lucy for hosting Tree Following.
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