It’s amazing how a few days of sunshine and warmer temperatures brought forth the beauty of Spring as flowers rival one another to bloom and display their colors. I took the following shots over two different mornings around our house.
The Spring flowers survived the cold for several nights and as of today they still proudly display their colors. Even the magnolia trees are in full bloom, this afternoon I only had enough time to photograph crocuses and daffodils.
Not to be outdone, the Daffodils, with the help of a late afternoon sun, were at their most vibrant yellow.
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.
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.
Most of the daffodils have not opened yet, and some may even survive a light frost as they close down their flowers at night.
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.
Winter keeps lingering on in the Northeast, but there are sure signs of spring. Today, even though it was rainy and cloudy I went out around the house to take stock of which spring flowers are coming up. Many are, perhaps later than in other years, but, as the following photos prove, they will be in their full glory in a matter of days.