Friday, March 20, 2015

Happy First Day of Spring!

Today is the spring equinox, and the flowers and wildlife seem to know that it is time to wake up from their wintertime slumber.

It is so invigorating to see all the life spring forth, helped along with the late winter rains.

Like the daffodils (complete with a tiny spider) and other narcissus,

the sugar pea blooms,

the Mexican Plums,

or even the little blossoms on weeds (like this clover/oxalis).

While the bluebonnets,

bearded irises,

antique roses,

and poppies are all on the verge of blooming.

Even the Florida Prince peaches (which I thought I had lost in the late freezes) are starting to swell.

And the purple martins have returned, officially heralding the start to the new season.


  1. So happy to see your peaches made it past that last freeze. Happy Spring!

    1. Me too! Well, at least some of them did. Between the freeze cloth and the crazy wind that we had a few weeks ago, a lot of the blossoms/potential peaches got knocked off. There are enough left for a week or two of fresh delicious peaches later this year (not enough for preserving)...that is, if the birds and squirrels don't get to them first. I better go put out my bird netting soon...