Friday, March 20, 2015

Happy First Day of Spring!

Spring has come early to the Pacific Northwest, and  we have lots of signs of it in our yard.



The flowering plum was given to me by my friend Nancy when Mom passed away and always brings back sweet memories when I see it, especially when it's blooming.


Aren't these pink camelias beautiful?


This forsythia was standing up straight until it rained so hard on Saturday night.



For me, primroses are a true sign of spring.  I was delighted to see some green leaves on this little plant from last year!



Here's another early bloomer, Hellebore, sometimes called Lenten Rose.



Catherine gave me this plant when it outgrew her pot. I think it is called Euphorbia and is related to the poinsettia.



We have lots and lots of daffodils because the squirrels and deer leave them alone unlike tulips which they devour.


And this little character visited again and seems quite comfortable, don't you agree?
PS After consulting the bird book, I think the mystery bird in the last post is a Pacific Golden Plover!

13 comments:

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Visions of springtime!! Yea! I love that you have that tree to remember your mom and your friend's kindness. blessings ~ tanna

karen said...

lucky lucky you! I will enjoy your spring while I await mine :)

Tired Teacher said...

Beautiful. . .soak it all in for me, too. It will be another month before anything blooms here.

Dee said...

You have beautiful colors in your yard.

Happy Spring, my friend!

kathy b said...

Oh I Love seeing YOUR spring! It is still cold leafless and lots of brown and gray here

Janet said...

Look at all those beautiful spring blooms. I'm patiently waiting for our daffodils and hyacinths to open.

Araignee said...

You are about a month ahead of us. I can't wait for the blooming trees to do their thing. We got snow today!

Lynn said...

Lovely spring post. Those camellias are gorgeous. My camellia got destroyed by the ice last month. Some of it's still salvageable though. Yard work tomorrow for me!

Sharon Massena said...

Your yard is beautiful. Thanks for the photos

desertskyquilts said...

You have lots more signs of spring than I do. My Forsythia stands straight because it's in bush form, but my hyacinths got knocked flat by the rain. I propped them up with a stick!

Nancy Kay said...

Your spring blooms are just as pretty and welcomed as those on the islands! Wow. Send the warm temps to the Rocky Mountains, OK?

Caffeine Girl said...

Is that spring? Is there really spring out there???

Merry said...

Oh wow, what a garden of beautiful colours. Thanks for sharing as I can't grow anything like that but love seeing them.