Here’s To Spring

dirt road winterAs much as I love Maine, it has a long winter and this is one to remember.  Feet of snow and slippery ice there makes Houston a very good place to be this time of year.

pear tree/springTrees are bare of leaves, many days the sky is dreary and there are still cool days, but none of this keeps spring from appearing right on schedule.  First come the flowering trees.

redbud/springOne day limbs are laden with tight little buds

tulip tree/springand the next they are a sea of color.  Each year I know just where to look for my favorites and they never disappoint.

flowers/dianthusGardens are vivid with color only God can create,

flowers/springand tulips bloom bravely during their very short season.  

white azaleas/springNot too far behind are azaleas that are just now starting to open and I can never resist bringing the first ones inside.

For those of you still laboring under the weight of snow and ice, take heed.  Spring will come your way, and the beauty of blooming things will likely outlast those in Houston when summer heat takes its toll.

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32 thoughts on “Here’s To Spring

  1. Lovely photographs. Spring is the perfect time of year to go exploring with camera in hand…

    1. How right you are! Thanks for stopping by and enjoying a bit of spring.

  2. Beautiful blooms…I could use that pick-me-up right now in the land of ice and snow!

    Jane x

    1. What a dreadful winter. Makes me very appreciative of Houston.

  3. Beautiful photos and beautiful thoughts…yes, the Hope and Promise of SPRING! Always!

  4. Your flowers have brightened this winter weary day, Linda! we are under yet another winter storm warning and the city is shut down for the 4th time this winter, but we have yet to get snow. I’m hoping this storm will just miss us too and we can get on with Spring!

  5. Lovely buds and blooms. We have not had much of a winter here in the Pacific Northwest yet! I’m bracing myself for the end of March since the beginning started like a lamb!

  6. We just got dumped on for 3 days! I can’t believe your blossoms already. I always have spring envy!

    1. Enough of the snow, but you gotta believe spring will come.

  7. Always beautiful, Linda!!

  8. Thank you for sharing some spring flowers. We had some freezing rain again yesterday into the evening. I am ready for some color and sunshine myself. For today, I will continue to enjoy the snow knowing it is only a matter of time. Enjoy the blooms!!

    1. Lack of sun is for me the worst.

  9. Beautiful blooms! Great photos, Lulu. 🙂

    1. Thanks Amy. I bet you are enjoying similar scenes.

      1. Very much so. 🙂

  10. I’m ready for daffodils, dogwoods and tulips, but with another winter storm coming tonight, it’s feeling anything but spring here. Have a frozen margarita on the porch for me!

    1. I know you’ve had enough!

  11. A little bit of sunshine added to our snowy day. Thanks for sharing!! Tina

    1. Keep the faith….spring will come your way and you will appreciate it immensely after this winter.

  12. As we face the likelihood of 6 to 8 inches of snow here in NJ tonight, your beautiful blossoms are ‘just what the doctor ordered’! Thank you.

    1. You’ve got to believe it will end.

  13. Such exquisite blossoms, Lulu. Such a contrast to your first image. 🙂

    1. Thank you. Houston’s lovely this time of year.

  14. I’m so pleased that Spring is on its way…can’t wait:)

    1. I can imagine how beautiful spring is in your part of the world.

  15. Absolutely beautiful photos …spent the afternoon working in my yard yesterday. It was simply too fine of a day to stay inside. My heart goes out to those still struggling through the ice, snow and cold!

    1. I’m so glad not to have had more than a few days of winter in Maine. I left before the worst of it.

  16. The blossoms are just so gorgeous, Lulu!

  17. Beautiful flowers! We got 6 more inches on top of the 4 ft we already had, and more on the way! I am longing for flowers. I bought myself 3 primrose plants to cherr up my kitchen window, so much white out there! Enjoy your blooms.

    1. Maine friends tell me they’ve had enough winter. I’m sure you can relate to that. I do enjoy the blooms.

  18. Thank you Linda for a beautiful post and helping me to see how pretty our early spring can be!

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