Sunny Tunxis Courtyard Blossoms

Sunny Flowering Crabapple Blossoms

I’m not sure what kind of tree this is. Google thinks it’s mock orange or cherry, but I’ve never seen cherries on it, and mock orange is usually a shrub, so it may be something else.

In the courtyard of Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT.

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Magenta roses with hoverflies

Magenta roses with hoverflies

Episyrphus balteatus, also known as the marmalade hoverfly.

At the rose garden in Elizabeth Park in Hartford, CT.

Apple Blossoms

Apple Blossoms

Malus pumila. At the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities (CSCU) main offices in Hartford, CT.

I did try to brighten up the photo because the day was overcast, but that washed out all the subtle details and made the colors garish, so I left it as it was taken. It looks much better in the natural light, unedited.

Skunk cabbage flowers

Symplocarpus foetidus, also known as eastern skunk cabbage, swamp cabbage, clumpfoot cabbage, meadow cabbage, foetid pothos, or polecat weed. In the woods near Legion Pool in the Seymour Land Trust in Seymour, CT.

Looking like pitcher plants, the flowers emerge before the main plant in the spring, and produce a foul odor to attract pollinators. I am definitely not a pollinator.

Angel wing begonias

A hybrid of Begonia aconitifolia and Begonia coccinea, with juicy edible flowers that taste sweet and tart. Should make an interesting salad. In the PPG Aquarium at the Pittsburgh Zoo in Pittsburgh, PA.