It's amazing how speedily nature's march takes place when the weather warms up.
Only a couple of days ago I remarked to SWMBO that the tree was full of buds.
But they began blooming yesterday and this morning the tree is full of the pretty pink and purple posies.
And it won't be long before green leaves sprout from these flowers and the tree will be covered with a protective layer of arboreal greenery.
Meanwhile, just below the Redbud is a ground-hugging Oregon Grape plant.
It offers a contrast to the rosy hue above with it's bright yellow flowers.
Now the sharpest of viewers will see in the next photo an example of my bravery as a nature photographer.
No, that's not a snake in the upper right.
It's actually our garden hose.
The lurking danger is difficult to see but I'll blow it up to give you a better view.
This makes it blurry but you can now see a big fat bee that was buzzing among the blossoms as I performed my photographic duties.
No danger, though.
He was too busy pollinating the flowers to pay any more than the slightest attention to me.