A new crop of violets has popped up alongside the road, where the plow and grader have stirred up the soil. As they say, 'nature abhors a vacuum.' The minute a tree or bush is cut down, something begins growing in its place.
Serviceberry or shad blossoms softening the sign. Tom did a little post about this plant five years ago - here.
One of Tom's first retirement jobs is to cut down the fir and pine beside the stone walls which line the road. This will open up pasture views, and allow for some deciduous trees to grow up.
Along with goutweed, this d*&% highly invasive Japanese barberry is the bane of my gardening existence.
The sugar maple is so beautiful as it leafs out.
Plum, plum, crabapple, sugar maple. Ah spring!
The plum blossom is the sweetest fragrance I've ever smelled.