Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May according to Shakespeare, but it's still April. Other years I might be trudging through snow, but the crazy early spring of 2012 has me on my hands and knees trying to steady the camera while a stiff breeze stirs the buds on the branches, the tiny blossoms above the leaves.
In keeping with the diminutive theme I brought out the macro lens looking for the softness of petals, a ruffle, a starburst, the structure behind the bloom.
Baby bleeding hearts The Garden Buzz
Redbud buds The Garden Buzz
Daffodil 'February Gold' The Garden Buzz
Tulip bud above stripy purple foliage The Garden Buzz
Blueberry blossoms The Garden Buzz
Does anyone know this fruit blossom?
Red currant blossoms The Garden Buzz
Sweet smelling pachysandra flowers
And can anyone guess this harbinger of spring?