Every spring I try to remember to deviate from my usual path when I am out and about so I can see the cherry blossoms along Canon Boulevard. Canon, Inc., a Japanese based company landscaped the grounds of their Hampton plant with numerous cherry trees. If you time it correctly, the site is beautiful.
I tried to make it there two weeks ago but forgot my camera. This past Wednesday on my way home from ballet I went by way of Canon Blvd. The trees were just past their peak and if I were to choose a day to drive down that street, it wouldn't have been a workday. The traffic made it difficult to stop and take some photos.
In addition to the cherry blossoms I also went by a friend's house who has very mature Saucer Magnolias flanking his driveway. Again, I should have gone earlier in the month, but I am glad I went. He has three or four trees on either side of his driveway and the sight is beautiful in the spring. Along one side of the property is a hedge of Camellias that are also in bloom at this time. His whole garden is really a sight to behold. I may be able to see more of his garden this coming week, so look for more photos later in the week.