Now another stage has begun as the blossoms give way to green leaves.
The leaf on the left still has a yellowish tinge to it's greening. The one on the right is a tad further along.
In another week or so the purple will all be gone and the tree will be a sea of green leaves, providing a hiding place for finches and sparrows before they drop down to the birdbath for a sip or perhaps a plunge.
The seasons are moving fast and summer is lurking. I think Mother Nature exhibits a great sense of humor in her creation of the changes in her floral decor.