Usually Monday would be reserved for monochrome photos, but yesterday some spring flowers were so vibrantly displaying their colors that an exception can easily be made for them. The tulips are from our garden, while the other two are plants we grow inside the house.
I am writing this as a Nor’easter is raging outside, dumping rain and snow, with strong winds added to the misery. Keep safe, all of you who are affected by it!
A few days ago, some brave Crocuses were starting to bloom in the mild weather we experienced for a few days.
Inside, the Orchid and Amaryllis are in full bloom, with no bud left that has not opened up yet.
Our orchids usually don’t bloom until March, but this year a new white orchid has been doing that since early January. No complaints from me, as we have no other plants with flowers at this time of the year.
Meanwhile, some more snow fell and provided interesting photos of the Crape Myrtle tree covered with it.
For this first post of the new lunar year (Year of the Rooster), here are three colorful photos of some favorite flowers encountered during our visit to Hội An, Việt Nam last November. The last two photos appeared on this blog before. This time, I reprocessed them to enhance the beauty of the flowers even more.
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.