Sunday, April 29, 2018

Instant Spring

"Spring has arrived" - the three most welcome words anyone in the Northeastern United States can hear.

Ten days ago, hardly any flowers were blooming here in the Binghamton, New York area. Although there are snow flurries in today's weather forecast, it would appear spring has finally taken control.  Forsythias are out.  Daffodils are blooming everywhere.

A couple of walks in the past four or so days yielded these flowers, which seem to have sprung out of nowhere.  But they didn't come out of nowhere - they just waited patiently until some internal clock whispered "it's time".

Star magnolia opening up by the Johnson City, New York post office. 

Daffodils, Endicott, New York.

A viola on my mother in law's tiny lawn - this must have seeded from a hanging basket we had bought her last year.

Squill, Binghamton.

More squill, Binghamton.

Hurrah!  Even if we are supposed to get snow showers today.

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  1. Lucky you. I saw one forsythia. And I have a few squill. It is only 37 right now and I am so ready for warmer temps.

  2. Congratulations! I knew spring had to reach you sooner or later. Those blooms were worth waiting for.

  3. They are absolutely beautiful. I cannot have those on our property because both my son & I are allergic to bee stings, so I'm a hosta freak! LOVE ANYTHING WITH JUST LEAVES! hehehe~ HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY & YOU'VE GOT MAIL!!! Lovely pics.. thanks for sharing.

    1. These are not on my property, by the way, Xmas Dolly. I wish! But I have a small yard, and not much blooming (yet).

  4. Snow still this late? Is this usual, or is this a really late winter? (We're cooler today, but we've been fairly warm. Of course, we don't get an actual winter.)


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