Spring Blossoms Overnight in Leelanau

Spring is here! I went driving around Leelanau County today and this is what I saw.

Forsythia.​​  I love forsythia.  Being one of the first plants to wake up in the spring, it is a bright light after many months of darkness in northern Michigan.  The yellow is a perfect yellow and the flowers are so simple.  If you cut it early, before it blooms outside,you can force it to bloom indoors.  Just bring a branch in the house and put it in a vase of water.

Forsythia in Leelanau County

Apple Blossoms​. The apple blossom is Michigan’s state flower. With an average apple harvest of 19.7 million bushels a year, Michigan is the third largest apple producing state in the United States.

Apple blossoms in Leelanau County

Apple blossom lane Leelanau County

Apple blossoms Leelanau County

Apple blossom sun sprite Leelanau County

Apple blossom against blue sky Leelanau County

Apple blossom Leelanau County

Apple blossom Leelanau County up close and personal

Apple blossom with sun shining through

Old church in Leelanau County

Most people consider dandelions a weed. But I think they are lovely.  I suppose they have their time and place. The yellow dandelions outside this old church in Leelanau County compliment the Purple Grape Hyacinth​ nicely, don’t you think? I am so glad I went for a drive today.  I didn’t want to miss the peak of the blossoms this year. I hope you enjoy the photos.

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