The tribulations of winter are quickly forgotten with the blossoms of spring.
This being our first spring at Riderwood I thought it would be fun to take a few pictures of the campus to give you an idea of what the season is like at Riderwood.
Spring has revealed that the grounds have numerous cherries, redbuds, magnolias, azaleas, rhododendrons, dogwoods, and viburnums. There were also several horse chestnuts with beautiful red flowers. There are at least two Carolina silverbell trees. One shrub that was new to me was the Cornelian Cherry or Cornelian Cherry Dogwood (Cornus mas). It has small yellow flowers, vastly different from the showy dogwoods.
Our morning exercise walks were certainly enhanced by the many flowering trees. One morning a family of geese caused a detour from our usual path.
Adding to the floral display are the many patio apartments displaying a variety of flowers.
The new emerging foliage is also a source of photographic interest for me.