I had a most thrilling first outing in my kayak last week. It was intended to be a quick reconnaissance trip, but turned into a protracted 4 hour long, delightful, wandering investigation. And look at what I was greeted with, soon after I set off - it looked like a tree laden with snow, in May! So dramatic!
I wasn't able to get up close to the flowering branches, but recognized it as an Amelanchier, the serviceberry, shadbush or Juneberry. Here's a shot of the blossoms above me as I drifted beneath - quite a show!
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