Not this year.......
|Our little rhodie bush has bloomed!|
How about "January and February's non-winter brings March flowers?" Here in Portland, I actually saw trees starting to bloom in late February. And it was barely March when the daffodils began unfurling their petals. Crazy early!
This year, everything seems to be flowering a month ahead of schedule.
Usually our small rhododendron bush doesn't blossom until mid-April. But on March 18th, I caught it in full-on bloom.
|One yet to bloom|
It just doesn't seem right to be photographing rhodies in March!
By mid-March most of our daffodils were nearly done. I happened to catch the last couple stragglers in our front yard mere days before they wilted.
|Droplets on daffodil|
Although I appreciated the early color, somehow it just felt wrong to be seeing so many flowers in March.
|Neighbor's flowering tree|
Last week, our neighbor's lovely flowering tree (sorry, not sure exactly what it is) burst into a riot of pink petals. I snuck a few shots over the fence.
|I stole a shot over the fence|
Not to be left out, our Asian Pear tree also decided to display it's frilly blossoms prematurely.
|Our pear tree is blooming|
Right now, our backyard and the neighbor's are a kaleidoscope of white, pink, and electric-green new leaves.
|Backyard floral bounty|
Since we never got a real winter, I'm not mentally prepared for all this floral madness. But this year, spring isn't waiting for anyone. It's already arrived - ready or not!
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