A Taste of Spring Time: Blooming Flowers and Trees

I’m back home! I had a bumpy ride from FTF in Dallas back to Zurich, so not much sleep during the night. So instead risking to fall asleep while unpacking the luggage, what is the best to fight a jet lag? Going outside where my home is, soak the sun and take pictures! Spring time definitely arrived in Switzerland with blooming flowers and cherry, apple and pear trees. I have my friend Jim in Austin/Texas who has a marvelous garden I cannot compete with. But I have mother nature around me in larger scale ;-). So here we go with a collection of shots from today (click on pictures to see it in full size): Enjoy!

Blooming Tree

Blooming Tree

Taraxacum officinale

Taraxacum officinale

Crocus

Crocus

Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers

Lotus (genus)

Lotus (genus)

Spring Flowers (Caltha palustris)

Spring Flowers (Caltha palustris)

Spring Flower

Spring Flower

ing Flower (Tussilago)

ing Flower (Tussilago)

Spring Flowers (Caltha palustris)

Spring Flowers (Caltha palustris)

Spring Flower (Bellis perennis)

Spring Flower (Bellis perennis)

Spring Flowers (Caltha palustris)

Spring Flowers (Caltha palustris)

Primula

Primula

Primula

Primula

Spring Flower

Spring Flower

Blooming Tree

Blooming Tree

Blooming Tree

Blooming Tree

Blooming Tree

Blooming Tree

Blooming Tree

Blooming Tree

Blooming Tree

Blooming Tree

Blooming Tree

Blooming Tree

Blooming Tree

Blooming Tree

Blooming Tree

Blooming Tree

Blooming Tree

Blooming Tree

Blooming Tree

Blooming Tree

Blooming Tree

Blooming Tree

Upper Steinerberg Area

Upper Steinerberg Area

Blooming Tree

Blooming Tree

Blooming Tree

Blooming Tree

Upper Steinerberg Area

Upper Steinerberg Area

Upper Steinerberg Area

Upper Steinerberg Area

Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers

Primula

Primula

Spring Flowers (Caltha palustris)

Spring Flowers (Caltha palustris)

Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers

Tree struck by Lightning

Tree struck by Lightning

Spring Flowers (Crocus)

Spring Flowers (Crocus)

Spring Flowers (Crocus)

Spring Flowers (Crocus)

Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers

Taraxacum officinale

Taraxacum officinale

Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers

Spring Flower (Bellis perennis)

Spring Flower (Bellis perennis)

Distel (Carduus)

Distel (Carduus)

Taraxacum officinale

Taraxacum officinale

Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers

Spring Flower (Bellis perennis)

Spring Flower (Bellis perennis)

Happy Anti-Jet-Lagging 🙂

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6 thoughts on “A Taste of Spring Time: Blooming Flowers and Trees

  1. Very nice pics, Erich. I’ve always liked Crocus.
    Taraxacum officinale looks like what we’d call a dandelion. A weed that people try to keep out of their lawns. My dad had a friend who made wine out of it. 🙂

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    • Yes, it is known as Dandelion too. We call it ‘Löwenzahn’, and usually I try to keep it out my garden too. Wine out of it? Interesting! I have used the young leafs as a spring salad, but wine sounds an interesting approach. We create a special honey out of the flowers too which tastes very nice.

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  2. Very nice pics, Erich. I can only enjoy via your pics. Hope that I will have chance to come to some places like that.

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