As you know, tomorrow is the first day of spring, according to the calendar. While some of you in the more northerly climes may still have snow on the ground, spring is in bloom down here in sunny south Alabama. Maybe our blossoms and buds will cheer you until yours peek their little heads out of the barren landscape of their winter sleep.
Here's one of the dormant Japanese magnolias in our back yard just about 3-4 weeks ago:
|Barren, gray branches make the tree look lifeless.|
|Today, her delicate blooms look like an explosion of pink popcorn.|
|This sturdy old bay tree in our front yard will be loaded with traditional white magnolia blossoms soon.|
|The neighbor's bridal wreath drips branches of lovely flowers.|
|These graceful trees line the boardwalk downtown. In the fall, they provide beautiful autumn foliage in colors from oranges to reds. I think they're Japanese pears, but I'm not positive.|
|Another view of the parking lot across from the boardwalk.|