Hi everyone, oh yes, we do get the occasional spring day - and I don't mean the typical April variety where anything goes (from bright sunshine to hail...). Even the shrubs on my balcony have begun to produce leaves and blossoms and I couldn't resist the temptation to try a few close-ups of the one that has risen from its slumber, profiting from the last rays of sunshine. Keep in mind that these blossoms are less than an inch in diameter and so will appear much larger here than they are in actual fact! # 1 # 2 # 3 # 4 Prunus triloba - [SIZE=-1]Double Flowering Almond Tree Last Wednesday I took my class for a nature excursion and, as usual, my camera was part of the party. And as usual, I couldn't resist sneaking a few glances right and left and spotted these few as yet unnamed heralds of spring: # 5 # 6 # 7 # 8 # 9 [/SIZE] I'm aware they're not perfect - the breeze kept flicking them from focus - but at least they certainly enhanced my mood!