It looks like spring!

March 31, 2010

We’ve got some lovely weather this week, and true to the south, it’s even going to be rather hot later on!  At least if the weatherman’s predictions are right!

There are still a lot of daffodils blooming in the flowerbeds. . .

Narcissus in bloom

Daffodils (Narcissus)

And some of the other spring flowers are starting to poke through the earth.

Trillium recurvatum

Prairie trillium (Trillium recurvatum)

There aren’t any blooms on the trillim yet, but they are popping up all over the woods.

There are also beds of Trout Lilies springing up. . .

Bed of Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum) in the woods.

Trout Lily ( Erythronium americanum)

But here again, it will be a little while before they are in bloom.

The dandelions are blooming here and there. . .

Violets and dandelions.

Dandelions (Taraxacum officinale) and violets (Viola papilionacea)

Some consider dandelions and wild violets to be weeds, but I rather like seeing them.

Even the honeybees are coming out to enjoy the sunshine and look for food.

Honeybee on flower

Beeee-ware!

The perennials are starting to poke through the ground too, like these hosta plants and live-forever.

Hostas in spring

Hosta shoots

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New growth on Sedum 'Matrona'

Sedum 'Matrona'

Whether it is good or bad, the pond is even showing green plant growth. . .

Pond in spring.

Pond with green plants growing.

This is one of the best parts of the year.  Unfortunately, we don’t have what I’d call spring-like days – moderately warm – for long.  Nope, it gets hot all too quickly.

But for now, it looks like spring!

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