Saturday, February 21, 2015

BECKONING TO SPRING

I always think the wild plum trees are rushing the season but here they are . . .



It's February but it looks like April.  SWMBO and I were talking about them yesterday and noting that the blossoms seem to come out all at once just overnight.  We agreed that they just seem to POP into life and color.




The branches fill with clusters of the beautiful flowers and all of the trees seem to bloom at once, as if on some secret signal.  There are flowering cherry trees full of snow white blossoms, too, but these with their radiant red and pink glory are my favorites.




We've been enjoying teasingly Spring weather while most of the rest of the country is still dealing with winter.  But we stand warned by experience.  Brief snow storms in late March are not unknown here.

But for now we'll enjoy sunny days and the clouds of plum blossoms.

10 comments:

  1. March does keep you on your toes. I'm looking forward to May...or April in the Caribbean.

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  2. Those are beautiful trees. All of our early blooming trees are in full glory here. Spring breaks out here on the Central Coast in February.

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  3. It seems like they bloom earlier every year. It usually freezes and snows right when my lilacs start to bloom. We will see.

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  4. Your neighbor whose good house is never doneFebruary 21, 2015 at 1:34 PM

    Your photos are great! What a fragrant walk that must have been!

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  5. Yeah, it looks EXACTLY like that here. Not.

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  6. Incredible pictures. We're getting a few blossoms but nothing like what's in your photographs.

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  7. Beautiful shots of this gorgeous tree! I heard last night that a cool down is in store for us.

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  8. Gorgeous - gives me hope for spring!

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  9. It is so beautiful! Rainy and grey here, you are spoiling us, thanks.

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