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Early Spring was brutal, and even today, in mid spring, it still feels cold enough to warrant a jacket when I went outside to take pictures. Many flowers were blooming, with a wide range of colors, from the most intense to the truly delicate.

Azalea Hino Crimson.

Azalea Hino Crimson.

Another Azalea,  but I don't remember  its name.

Another Azalea, but I don’t remember its name.

Jane Magnolia. Its first batch of flowers were destroyed by frost but there are just as many flowers in this second batch.

Jane Magnolia. Its first batch of flowers were destroyed by frost but there are just as many flowers in the second batch. It will continue blooming through the summer.

Cherry blossoms (Shogetsu).

Cherry blossoms. This kind is named Shogetsu, or Blushing Bride.

The following pictures are from the same Dogwood tree that grows in the woods at the back of our house.

White Dogwood.

White Dogwood.

White Dogwood.

White Dogwood.

White Dogwood.

White Dogwood.

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