This long-lasting cold spring has finally moved forward the last few days to provide us with much needed warmth. The trees here at UConn’s Storrs Campus is bursting with blooming trees. Lunchtime walks have been great opportunities to observe just what beauty our trees are offering. Check out the array of tree flowers below thanks to my fabulous, photographing  co-worker Pamm Cooper.

Prunus subhirtella Pendula, photo by Pamm Cooper

Prunus subhirtella ‘Pendula’, photo by Pamm Cooper

Shadblow, Amelanchier May 2,2013 UConn campus P Cooper photot

Shadblow, Amelanchier May 2,2013 UConn campus P Cooper photo

Acer palmatum 5-2-13  II  in flower Pamm Cooper photo

Acer palmatum 5-2-13 II in flower Pamm Cooper photo

Hornbeam in flower,  5-2-13 UConn P Cooper photo.jpg

Hornbeam, Carpinus sp. in flower, 5-2-13 UConn P Cooper photo.jpg

The bark of Pseudocydonia sinensis is absolutely gorgeous in the spring sunshine.

Chinese Quince bark 5-2-13 UConn P. Cooper, photo

Chinese Quince bark 5-2-13 UConn P. Cooper, photo

Boxelder Tree in Bloom, Acer negundo

Boxelder Tree in Bloom, Acer negundo

Swamp Maple Flower, Acer rubrum, P. Cooper

Swamp Maple Flower, Acer rubrum, P. Cooper

Saucer Magnolia, Magnolia x soulangeana, P. Cooper photo

Saucer Magnolia, Magnolia x soulangeana, P. Cooper photo

Happy spring now that it has finally sprung!

-Carol Quish