This past weekend, we led a drive for our MINI club. Several last minute cancellations meant we had fewer cars than usual for the drive, but we still had a nice time. We met at a local brewery for lunch, lining up together as we like to do. I don’t care for beer but that is where the group coordinator wanted to start as our club will host a big event there later in the year. That silver MINI on the end is an electric model. It was fun to see, and so quiet.
After lunch, we set out for a one hour drive around our lovely countryside, ending at an Air History museum in Hendersonville. It was my turn to drive, so My Sweet Babboo took some photos on the way.
We were too early for the apple blossoms, numerous orchards along the route all had bare trees. The blossoms should come out in mid-April.
On the way home, we stopped to get a few good pictures of the spectacular blooming trees on our route. These are weeping cherry trees, with cascading branches of delicate pink blooms. The one on the right is past peak and beginning to leaf out.
There were golden forsythia dotted all around the countryside. This one was larger than most, hard to get a good picture on the move though.
A peach orchard was beginning to bloom, and we pulled off the road for a good shot.
The peach trees have a pretty pink flower, and this orchard hasn’t yet reached the peak bloom. We hope we are past the last hard freeze of the year, but the temps are forecast to go down to 28 overnight two nights this coming week. Our last average freeze is April 15. I hope these blooms can survive.
A herd of cows were grazing in this field near a small side river that had overflowed its banks with the rain last week. Mountains in the distance surround the main valley of the French Broad river.
Bradford pear trees bloom white. There are lots of these in bloom all over the county now.
This is a Japanese cherry, just lovely with pastel pink blooms.
Back home, my redbud is coming along nicely. I’ll show you scenes from our place as more blooms appear.
What is blooming in your part of the world? Have you had any fun adventures with friends recently?