Spring is here and daffodils are blooming everywhere. I have wanted to photograph them for a few days but it has been windy. On Saturday morning, the wind finally died down and I set out with my camera in Old Greenbelt.
Southway entrance, near the BP gas station
Daffodil is the common English name of the genus Narcissus. In Greek mythology, a youth named Narcissus was so enamored with his own reflection in a pool of water that he fell into the water trying to embrace it and drowned.
Witch hazel, near the BP gas station
Pansies, Southway median strip, south of Ridge Road
Winter jasmine, Southway median. This shrub is native to China and its Chinese name, Ying Chun, means literally “Welcome Spring.”
Southway median, between Ridge and Crescent Road
Hyacinth by the Municipal Building. In Greek mythology, Hyacinth was a youth loved by the god Apollo. He was throwing discus with Apollo when he was struck by it and died. He became a flower.
By the War Memorial
Saucer magnolia at Roosevelt Center
New Deal Café parking lot
Aquatic and Fitness Center parking lot. It is 8 am on a Saturday morning and the place is still empty.
Star magnolia by the Municipal Building
The flags of the United States, State of Maryland, City of Greenbelt, and Tree City USA from Arbor Day Foundation
White star magnolia
By the Municipal Building
For each daffodil flower, the center trumpet is called corona and it is surrounded by six floral leaves (three petals and three sepals) called the perianth. Here the corona and perianth have different colors.
By the Community Center
In front of the Community Center
Pink star magnolia, by the Community Center
In front of the Public Library
In front of Mishkan Torah at Ridge Road and Westway