Home again, just in time to greet spring.
As we traveled east on our way home from the mountains of West Texas, the landscape around us got greener and greener. The wildflowers along the roadway verges were in full bloom, a riot of colors - bluebonnets, Indian paintbrush, coreopsis, and many others. (Thank you, Lady Bird!) And as we arrived in our own backyard, we found that spring had already got there before us.
The old azalea was in full bloom.
The redbud that had just begun to bloom when we left ten days ago had already passed its peak and dropped some of its blossoms but there were still plenty left.
The Indian hawthorn was in full bloom.
And so was the coral honeysuckle.
The autumn sages are beginning to bloom. Here's the raspberry.
And here's the red.
'Belinda's Dream' rose has fat buds that are just about ready to open.
While 'Old Blush,' the antique rose, has been blooming for a while now.
And 'Peggy Martin' has many of these little nosegays covering the plant that sprawls on the side of the garden shed.
A few poppies are still in bloom.
I was delighted to find the Satsuma mandarin orange tree in full flower. With any luck, we'll get a good crop of these little oranges this year.
And the crossvine is starting to bloom, just in time for the Easter season.
Has spring arrived where you are? I know some parts of the country are still enduring winter storms, but hold on! Spring is on its way to you, too.