I was out in the yard playing with my boys when what to my wondrous eyes should appear? Several signs that spring was finally near!
I first noticed the Daffodils which were ready to bloom.
I love Daffodils! Just when we think winter will never end, these beauties show their yellow flowers, giving us the first signs of life and reminding us that spring is indeed in our near future.
As I wandered around the back yard I couldn’t miss the mounds of these. Spring Beauties (Scilla Siberica) have beautiful small blue flowers and multiply like crazy so they can be separated and planted elsewhere each year (which is why they are all over my yard, front and back).
I continued my search and noticed these in my front yard. The blooms are small, white, bell-shaped flowers. They are pretty when they are in bloom, but they don’t last long and their leaves fall flat. Not sure if they are Snowdrops (Galanthus) or Lily of the Valley.
Another of my favorites is my pretty, crooked, drooping little tree in the front yard. It took me forever to figure out what this little lady was. My conclusion: it’s a Weeping Cherry (I think). Whatever it is, it’s pink blossoms are beautiful and bring happiness and life back to my yard after the blah of winter. Any day now it will be in full bloom.
And finally, my hydrangeas are peeking through! Periwinkle and pink, they border the house and back deck.
Others in my yard that will be showing soon: Azaleas, Irises (in many different colors), my pink Almond Bush and my Snowball bush.
Spring is near. Praise the Lord! I am over winter!