Exploring Fabius Township and St. Joseph County, Michigan, with side trips all over this Great Lakes state

Monday, April 26, 2010

Redbuds, the understory in the spring woods

One of the special sights of a Michigan spring is the appearance of the Redbud trees in the woods.  The bright purple-pink flowers are small and delicate and bloom on the branches of the treee.  They proceed the heart-shaped leaves which are just now appearing.  This photo is the woods you enter from the Cowling Rd bridge of yesterday's Sunday Bridge Series brought to us by that excellent photographer and purveyor of fine coffees, Louis la Vache.  Visit him at: the San Francisco Bay Daily Photo
A closeup of the Redbud flowers and the emerging leaves at our house.


  1. I think redbuds are one of the most beautiful flowering trees. I wish I could grow them here...but it is too cold!