Sunshine of the early morning rapidly moved into the gray tunnel of Pittsburgh’s usual sky. The sun lured me out of the house; walking was easier under the gray sky and I went to Phipps for the last day of the spring flower show. Pittsburgh is beautiful at this time of year. Trees are in bloom; tulips and daffodils bring blazing color to the pink and white of magnolias, Bradford pears, weeping cherries and flowering crab apples.
Some of the spring flowers.
The Red Hat Society was also visiting. I love the purple boots.
This is a huge fern. The fronds uncurl just like the smaller ones.
This is a cycad, and it's huge. Supposedly something like that is inside the wrappings in this picture I took in the botanic garden in Kyoto, but I have some trouble imagining it.