I love the lines of the tangle of branches in the background here.
It's been a bit windy, so no sooner had I shot some pictures than I noticed some of the blooms already fallen to the ground.
I truly don't remember this, though I surely must have seen it growing up. It was last year that I made this connection that trees other than the showy fruit trees and dogwoods and magnolias bloom each year to produce seeds and propagate. See this post from last year for a few examples.
I chalk it up to the fact that I must be more observant these days, what with my focus on trees and leaves in my quilting. I believe this is forsythia blooming next to, what else, a birch tree.