I simply had to begin with the image of the tiny white flowers on another as yet unknown herbaceous species. These little white flowers are reaching up all around the tree roots along the trees beside the cottage. The violets are popping up across the grassy fields with several other tiny ground-dwelling flowers.
You may recall me mentioning that next to the cottage we have a line of large trees, which includes the eastern white pines that I blogged about when we first arrive in Pennsylvania.
At the end of the row is this tree which just opened its blossoms. Like so many trees around here, I do not yet know its identity (yet being the operative word).
The final picture is to give you an idea of what the whole tree looks like. It’s tall and skinny, with lots of crazy hair on top! Once it puts out leaves, I’ll be able to use the tree identification guide to make an educated guess at its species.