As the hubby drove, I was glued to the window like a kid at Christmas looking at all the early spring blooms against the bright green of the new leaves that are just starting to pop out. There were Forsythia, Redbuds, Dogwoods and then there were these. (Representative photo below since I didn't have my camera - it was in the trunk!)
I am totally in love! I did a little searching online to figure out what it was called and found this very informative article on the Flowering Quince from the University of Arkansas. Although it evidently doesn't flower for very long - I think these blooms are amazing and would look great against a wooded area.
I also saw another pink blooming bush/tree with no leaves yet. The blooms were Marquis shaped hot pink blooms with a little white in the middle coming out from the stem. I have been googling for hours with no luck. It might have been a flowering Plum tree, but for some reason those flowers don't look right. It wasn't a Pink Dogwood (the blooms were way too dark) and the flowers were too big to be Cherry Blossoms. Any ideas? I would love it if you could help me figure it out!