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It is supposed to snow tomorrow, the first day of Spring for 2016, so I hurried out to capture some shots of the flowers that are starting to bloom around our house. Who knows, they may die if it gets below freezing tonight or in the next few nights.

In years past, I’ve seen our Magnolia Soulangeana trees covered with thousands of pink blooms, and withered brown flowers the next day, after a freeze. The yellow Butterfly Magnolia tree blooms later, so its flowers are usually, but not always, safe from frost.

Magnolia Soulangeana.

Magnolia Soulangeana.

Crocuses, among the earliest to flower, may also be subjected to the same fate, although some will survive as they are supposed to be quite cold hardy.

White Crocuses.

White Crocuses.

Purple Crocus.

Purple Crocus.

Most of the daffodils have not opened yet, and some may even survive a light frost as they close down their flowers at night.

Daffodils.

Daffodils.

Meanwhile, inside the house, our ever dependable Moth or Phalaenopsis Orchid has started to bloom. So worse comes to worst, we will still be able to enjoy some Spring flowers.

Moth Orchid.

Moth Orchid.

Moth Orchid.

Moth Orchid.

 

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