Warmer weather has come, and we eagerly anticipated the first drive of the season with our car club yesterday. We weren’t the only ones, seems like a lot of members had cabin fever, and were glad to get the cars out. That is our blue TVR on the left.
We met up at a parking lot near the outlet mall, lining up all together. Lots of people stopped by to see our impromptu British car show!
Setting out on the Blue Ridge Parkway near the Arboretum, we noticed the mountains haven’t greened up yet but at least the snow is gone. At least it is for now, there is snow in the forecast for this weekend.
Lovely views, even without the trees fully leafed out.
It was cool on the Parkway, but a light sweater was all that was needed.
The evergreens were pretty. I tried hard to get some shots of the beautiful flowering trees that dotted the landscape, but they came out too blurry.
We stopped at an overlook for a photo op.
The mountains are always beautiful.
Blue sky and evergreens, such a relaxing way to spend part of a weekend.
At the end of the drive was a fun lunch at a local burger place. It was another car show as we all parked together.
On the way home, DH was indulgent with slowing down so I could get a few photos of the flowering trees. This is a cherry with white flowers.
And these are Bradford Pears, lots of them!
Golden forsythias are in bloom all over the place.
And my favorite, a weeping cherry. These get a hundred feet tall, with cascading flowers down the long fronds in pale pink. Gorgeous. I really want to plant one of these on our property this year.
We do have one small upright cherry tree, and it began blooming this week.
Lovely white flowers with a tinge of pink, they are so pretty!
More things are coming into bloom at our place, and I’ll share our garden soon.
What is blooming in your part of the world?