Enchanted April in Germantown
April is truly a magical month for Germantown and its environs. Shaking off the last vestiges of winter at its start, buds swell, green shoots begin to mingle with the dead grass and the landscape brightens each day, almost unperceptively at first, until the moment spring opens up in its full throttled glory.
While dull brown lawns become emerald carpets, daffodils burst open in a riot of yellow, orange and white,
contrasting with the cool blue patches of scilla.
Later in the month peach, cherry and early apple blossoms burst mingle with the hazy chartreuse halos beginning to envelop the maples and other deciduous trees.
Driving can reward the passerby with plenty of stunning scenes, but I believe the best way to experience this ephemeral moment of the year is on foot, taking a leisurely stroll along our town's streets and quiet country roads, allowing you to appreciate smaller moments as well as big statements
To follow are some photos I took over the past month on some of my own walks and country drives.
Soft cherry blossoms in Cheviot
For those who missed April's sights, there is no need to worry. May's show is equally as spectacular, as the lilacs, viburnum, and forget-me-nots come into their peak - don't miss it!