European alder (also called Black alder, Common alder) has separate male and female inflorescence that bloom at the same time. The long catkin type male inflorescence can be seen in the image above while the small red female inflorescence can be seen in more detail in the image below.
Silver wattle (Acacia dealbata) which has one brightest yellow colored flowers that you will find. I took these pictures this morning while walking in a local park here in Madrid. Only a few other trees are in bloom so for which makes this bright bloomer stand out all the more. Enjoy the pics!
|Prunus serrulata - Japanese cherry blossom|
"Many Japanese believe that the blooming of the trees symbolizes the transience of life and is an annual reminder that time is precious. The cherry blossom cycle is seen as a metaphor for life itself – a time to reflect on your achievements and think ahead to your future." BBC article