Every spring I look forward to the blooming of our two Eastern Redbud trees. They have a lifespan of 10-20 years and were probably here when the house was built in 1997. Both redbuds seem to be struggling, despite fertilizing every spring and fall. We actually had two trunks growing from one spot going in opposite directions. One day I woke up to find one half had fallen onto the neighbor's driveway. It seemed to have passed away overnight. So sad because they make such pretty blooms in the spring and produce heart-shaped leaves after that. I've been waiting on a day with no wind and rain, but the conditions never cooperate and I need to get a photo before the flowers are spent. Here is the healthier of the pair which always blooms first. A little blurry due to wind, but out of all the compositions, this was the one I chose for today.
100mm | f/4.5 | ISO 100 | 1/1600 sec