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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

A little taste of Spring...

Just a glimpse of things to come. Spring is starting here in SoCA, though there will be cooler days ahead they say. Things like to get started here about this time every year, though, and it is a real treat to have these balmy days in winter. I wanted to share , to let you know that it IS going to happen, wherever you live...Spring is coming...no matter what Punxsutawney Phil had to say the other day...In the meantime, enjoy these little snaps from my yard...

No water in the fountain at the moment...it needs something done to the motor.

My poor neglected and unfinished garden...I'm going to put in raised boxes and plant veggies and more flowers in there.
Pink India Hawthorn is starting to bloom right now...I love it.

My glorious nectarine tree is in bloom and leafing out already. This tree drags on the ground when the fruit is ready. Such delicious nectarines every year. It's always a good thing when I'm still in town to enjoy it. Some years it fruits later than others and I miss it when I have to leave for NY before the fruit is ripe. I noticed the crab apple tree is starting to flower, too. It will be lovely in a few days. I have picked the end of the tangelos, they were a bit sour this year. The grapefruit are mostly done. And the other citrus are beautifully budded. Let's hope for more lemons and limes this year!


Mary Ann said...

Oh, Debby, thanks for sharing your wonderful spring weather!!!
Makes me very hopeful!!
We have icy temperatures right now...no snow, but wind which always makes it seem even colder!
Enjoy those blooms!
Mary Ann

Debra said...

You are a bit ahead of us. Our Indian Hawthorne won't be blooming for a few more months. We are still getting a little frost on the morning grass.

Scrapmaker said...

My apple trees are in bloom too :) Everything is so GREEN with all the rain. Jen

Anonymous said...

No Indian Hawthorne here yet, but the cherry trees are goin' to town! And the See Canyon apple trees are all in bloom too. Winter weather has finally returned, I wonder what will happen to all these early bloomers.

Mary Ann said...

Hi again, Debby! We're finally getting a bit of spring over here! Daffs are now beginning to show some nice buds!!! Hope you are doing well! If you get a chance, pop over to my Blog for the Give-Away that happens tomorrow!!! Maybe you'll win!! LOL!!
Mary Ann