On Sunday D. and I went downtown to look at the flowering trees and other things in Pioneer Park, and I took these pics.
Flowering cherry (Prunus subhirtella).
Oh goody, only 13 more years to go!
Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis).
Lamppost in the park.
Magnolia blossom and daylily pic.
Traffic cones (Conus trafficus mountainviewensis) in their natural habitat.
They are oblivious to our presence, so this is a good chance to observe their natural behavior. They seem to be staking out and claiming territorial mounds, probably for reproductive purposes.
Valley oaks (Quercus lobata) are magnificent, massive trees.
Flowering dogwood (Cornus florida).
Optimistic sundial counts only sunny hours.
Japanese maple is sprouting new leaves.
Black phoebe (Sayornis nigricans).
Next to Pioneer Park, the afternoon sun on the library's colonnade makes rhythmic patterns.