Winter Blooms

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Camellia

Camellia

It’s February. We have had more unseasonably warm days. It is hard to believe that other parts of the country are covered in snow.  I have to keep reminding myself that  spring  is not here, that I am not really behind in all the spring chores. In fact, I am quite a bit ahead.  I have been spending time outside weeding, trying to ignore all the projects inside that I was planning on finishing this winter. It is so beautiful  outside. The winter blooming plants are doing their usual February thing…. Hellebores popping out of the wet soil.

Hellebore

Hellebore

Camellia’s  putting on a  colorful show of pink.

Pink Camellia

Pink Camellia

 

Viburnum tinus’ pink buds emerging from their leafy hiding places.

Viburnum Tinus

Viburnum Tinus

 

Heathers covering their normally raggedy foliage with lavender blossoms.

Heather

Heather

And of course, the dependable purple crocus’ coming out of the ground to remind us that spring is on its way.

Crocus

Crocus

 

This year a pink rhodi that usually blooms the end of March decided to put on a show early and the daffodils are already bursting into bloom!

 

Rhodi

Rhododendron

Daffodils

Daffodils

So here I am, smack in the middle of winter, enjoying all the color and fresh air on our farm. I will count this as a gift to remember when the rains come back and I am in the middle of all those projects inside.                 Sandy

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