Spring seems to have arrived early this year. I guess that's to be expected since we never really had winter. Crazy weather. Most of our azaleas are nearly completely budded out and by Friday they should all be in full bloom.
Although I feel like our yard has been totally neglected over the past few years, our azaleas continue to bloom like clockwork - whether we fertilize and prune them or not (cause mostly we don't). They don't get nearly enough sun now that the redwood trees are so huge, but they still faithfully bloom every year just before Easter (except, of course for this year, when they're nearly a month early).
There seems to be inspiration for a quilt everywhere I look.
I don't know what this bulb is called but it made me think of fabric when I took its picture. But that's not surprising - I pretty much think of fabric all of the time anyway.
The steel grey of the concrete against the orange of the flower. So wonderful together.
I wish you could smell the blossoms on this little potted tangerine tree. I swear I can smell it from our back door. It's amazing. Those store bought Sweeties and now Halos have spoiled me though. Ours yields waay too many seeds and are too hard to peel. I've eaten a few and sliced some to go into my water but mostly we pick them when they're old and shriveled and toss them into the garbage. So sad.
The greens are amazing this time of year.
We planted a couple of tomato plants and some parsley along with the potted basil I picked up the other day from Trader Joe's. They are all just outside my kitchen door and the plan is to have tomato, mozzarella and basil caprese salads all summer long.
We'll see if we are successful or if we end up back at Vons for their wantabe tomatoes. There's just nothing like the flavor of a home grown tomato.
We already have a couple of tiny ones making their appearance so I'm hopeful!
I encourage you to go outside and soak in the beauty.
Encourage one another,