The quince bush is one of many plants around here that have really enjoyed the five-day heat wave we recently had.
Here are the buds on 4/11,
and 4/18 after the rain,
and on 4/28 in full bloom.
I hope we get lots of quince fruit this year. Quince jelly was the biggest hit of last year's canning season and we'd like to make more this fall.
Also blooming in the yard is the forsythia. It's like a ball of sunshine.