Signs of Spring

Signs of Spring

Signs of spring are popping up and out everywhere. Here in the high desert, we could still experience winter, of course. But the days that speak of Spring are so glorious. I like the Ernest Hemingway quote:

“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest.”

This may be false spring, or, given climate change, may be the beginning of real spring. I’m going to enjoy these early signs.

The bright little crocus are one of the earliest, easily spotted, harbingers of Spring.

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Crocus – One of the Signs of Spring

But, there are numerous, though subtle, signs that Spring is on the way.

Rose ‘Buffalo Gal,” a hybrid rugosa, beginning to leaf out.

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Rose ‘Buffalo Gal’ Just Beginning to Leaf Out

This developing birch catkin says, “Spring is on the way.”

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Developing Birch Catkin

Rosemary is known for the flavor it adds to food more than delicate blue flowers, but the flowers are pretty.

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Tiny Bloom on Rosemary. Better Known for Flavorful Addition to Foods.

A dwarf peach, “Bonanza,” is one of my favorite specimen plants. I was surprised to see this little bud beginning to show just a touch a color. It really is too early, but it does speak to the hope of Spring.

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Peach Bud Just Barely Showing Color

I hope you are enjoying beautiful weather wherever you are.

12 Replies to “Signs of Spring”

  1. Thanks for sharing these early signs of Spring. They are so welcome to see. I can hardly wait!

    1. Hi, Juanita! So nice to see you this evening! Today was just glorious here. I’ve even seen some forsythia already. The winter hasn’t been bad at all, but Spring is, well…Spring! 🙂

  2. Besides a couple croci, I haven’t seen anything else blooming, but there’s lots of budding going on.

    1. Hi, Tim. I’ve seen forsythia on the west walls of some apartment buildings, so I imagine it won’t be long before a lot of other things are out in the warmer spots. My little peach tree is in a warm spot, and even though this one bud was showing just a touch of color, the rest of the tree is not ready to bloom any time soon. My daffodils are up, but not close to blooming. I think some narcissus may bloom before too long. Some of my hybrid teas are beginning to leaf out, and I really wish they would not do that!!!!!!
      Thanks for stopping by tonight!

    1. Hi, Dennis! Thank you for dropping by and leaving a comment. These past couple of days have been a very welcome break! I’m glad you were able to sit outside and read – one of the joys in NM in February! 🙂

  3. How lovely — and such optimism in this time is especially welcome –to rmemember tht spring wil come.

    1. Hi, Pearl! It was so nice to see today that you stopped by. Optimism – some days that is easier than others, as you well know. But the days of spring do give hope.

    1. Hi, Guyanne! Thank you so much for dropping by over here, and leaving a comment! In the short time since these photos were taken, so many more things are just on the verge of bursting out in glorious color! I hope by next weekend to perhaps have some colorful spring flowers. Again, so nice to see you here today. 🙂

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