Thursday, February 28, 2008

Early Spring 2008

It is actually late winter here in North Carolina, but nature has been fooled into an early spring. Although the outside temperature is 29º F, these beautiful flowers have decided to brighten the landscape a bit.

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The photo above shows a spread of miniature irises. These flowers are captured in individual shots in the next three photos. These delicate flowers grow from bulbs, unlike the native miniature irises that grow from rhizomes in river valleys in North Carolina.

Daffodils always have a special place in my garden and in my heart.

These are crimson quince blooms that have appeared on two different shrubs that I planted about a year ago. I feared the plants were dead due to drought, but they seem to be holding onto life as diligently as I try to do.

This shot of the yellowish-white flowers of the bush honeysuckle unfortunately can not capture the beauty of thier fragrance. My dad called this plant a "First Breath of Spring" due to the wafting of their sweet citrus smell in the late days of winter when the temperature first starts to rise above 50º F.



Blogger Nelson Clemente said...

I think its amazing how you point out some of the beauty that most of us (I think) just walk past (or on) without giving any notice.

2/29/2008 12:15:00 AM  

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