When we purchased our property a few years ago, I was surprised to discover that the tree with the pretty spring blossoms bore actual cherries later in the year. The birds tend to snag the cherries as soon as they ripen, but that’s OK.
Ocean spray is a native shrub that grows all over the island. Its sprays of white flowers appear in early summer, attracting bees and butterflies.
Here, the sun is hitting the outermost white flowers, leaving the rest of the shrub in deep shadow. I processed the photo in black and white to emphasize the strong contrast, and the result seemed well-suited to this week’s photo challenge.