Spring, Glorious Spring!

It’s no secret that spring is my favorite time of year.  After months of bitter cold or dreary skies, the colors bursting forth bring joy to my soul.

Here’s what’s been happening in my garden:

early spring crocus

These crocus made me smile as we came out of a cold snap in early March.



Followed by a few sunny daffodils!

Followed by a few sunny daffodils!


And then it warmed up, tulips popped, and then froze. But the sun came out again - hallelujah!

The tulips popped and then FROZE – almost solid. But the sun came out again – hallelujah!



spring weeping cherry blossoms

It’s finally warmed enough to give us a gentle pink haze to our front door, which will turn to soft pink “snowflakes” soon!









We  topped 80 degrees yesterday, and I suspect that summer will start early.  Spring bulbs will give way to summer flowers (already coming up), but I’ll miss this part of the seasons waking up.

What’s your favorite part of spring? The sun? The scents? The color?

Or are you, like a transplanted Southern friend of mine, still longing for the heat of midsummer?

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3 Responses to Spring, Glorious Spring!

  1. Susan Reiss says:

    Love your pictures! I’m so happy to report that Spring has finally arrived to stay here in the mid-Atlantic area. How do I know…flowers, bees? Sure, but the real proof are the looong lines at Lowe’s garden center!

    • Jennifer Jensen says:

      I agree! I usually look at people coming out with loads of flowers and veggies to plant in late March/early April and I grimace – they’re way too early! But this year it looks like we can go ahead. I’ll be right there with them when I get the new vegetable garden area ready. More flowers have to wait until after that. Sigh.

  2. I like spring much better now that I live in Florida. We have long dry ones, unlike the often cool, damp ones of Maryland where I grew up. And on that note, I’m going to go read on the back porch for a while. 🙂