It seems that our flowering trees and shrubs have come and gone more quickly than usual this spring. Or maybe it’s just me.
First, the forsythia, then the flowering trees, the lilacs, then the azaleas and rhododenron. This, I believe, was the last good weekend for the rhododendron, for which I am a total sucker, to strut their stuff.
And that bring us to your state flower, Connecticut. The mountain laurel!
It’s popping big time right now. If you failed to slow down and admire the others, now’s the time to stop, take a breath, and admire the beauty around you. After all, it is your state flower.
Look around. It’s almost everywhere. And best of all, it’s free.