Garden beauties

It's springtime in my garden... 

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Redbud 

When we moved in, this little tree was so small that its two pronged trunk had to be held together with garden tape. Now those trunks are each thick and strong as the tree has reached its full maturity. So pretty in the spring.

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Phlox 

I love these pretty little purple flowers, the first to bloom every year. They've been awfully confused this weird winter and popped up early, but are hearty so this week's cold weather didn't hurt them. 

Phlox flowers are so tiny and numerous, I had to dispense with the shallow depth of field technique that I've been using so often with the Fuji and close down to get good overall focus. The Fuji, known for capturing color well, did a great job on these and our pretty redbud.