One tree I have been noticing of late is the maple tree and the beautiful red flowers it is putting out right now. This first photo is of a Silver Maple and its red flowers:
These trees flower early to spread their pollen before the leaves come on. Aren't those red flowers stunning against the blue sky?
Here is a picture of a Red Maple and a close up of its flowers:
There is so much more to a maple than it's gorgeous fall color. Next time you are out look for all the fine details nature has to offer!