Sunday, May 11, 2008

Boule De Neige

Snowball, in English. In Latin, viburnum opulus. These are big bushes that bloom in May each year. The flowers are shaped like, you guessed it, snowballs. Hence the name.

Our neighbors' snowballs.

I would love to have one or two of these in the yard. One day, I'm sure, we will. But for now we'll have to make do with the neighbors' trees.

Oh yes, and Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers moms out there!


  1. Beautiful flowers. Got my first hydrangea for Mother's Day. Purple. Hope I don't kill it with too much attention.

  2. Here in France we still have a couple of weeks to go till Mothers' Day.
    I would have thought those were hortensias! What's the difference with snowballs?
    I'm a total dodo when it comes to flowers!


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