Here’s my lovely serviceberry now in full bloom here in Lexington, Kentucky.
In an old edition of the Smoky Mountain News, dated 10th April 2013, there is an interesting article by George Ellison titled Serviceberry is a recurring harbinger of spring. It is full of useful information which I commend to anyone wanting to know more about these wonderful trees.
In tune with springtime Mr Ellison informs us that a common name for this tree used along the Eastern seaboard is shadbush or shadblow. This is because the shad migrate from the ocean to the inland waterways to swim upstream for their annual spawning when the trees are in bloom.
This picture is looking up through the branches at the blossom, and here’s Charlie sniffling around nearby when he supposed to be in the car.
And a couple of weeks ago I saw this pair of mallards waddling around underneath it.
My usual thanks to Mike for letting me guest post. He tells me that the young oak tree that he’s following has hardly changed since last month so he won’t be doing a post this month. Please have a look at Pat/Squirrelbasket’s Tree Following post for details of what this is all about.
Have a good weekend!