It's funny how life takes its time depending on circumstances. I remember a girl I went to elementary school with, Stacey Stocker. She towered above us all and was the tallest kid is class through sixth grade. In junior high so many of us started to grow and by the time we graduated from high school Stacey was one of the shortest people to walk.
Plants are much the same. The dogwood tree in my front yard is in full bloom while most other trees have lost all their blossoms. My mock oranges are filling the air with their sweet citrus blossom scent and these little yellow flowers are just beginning to open. We've see so many of the plants bloom already that sometimes we forget that there is still so much left to come, to celebrate, to look forward to. The early bloomers aren't always the most spectacular although to be fair Stacey Stocker was always a kind and friendly person so I suspect she hasn't gone off her bloom.
Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 100/f2.8L IS
100mm, f5.6, 1/1600 sec @ 320 ISO