Early Spring in my yard (4 imgs)

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Lois Ann Forum Pro • Posts: 10,915
Early Spring in my yard (4 imgs)

I'm hoping we are moving towards Spring. Usually, the Pacific NW has some nice weather the end of February that gets everyone's gardening juices flowing, and then it gets cold and wet again. This year, however, we had nice weather in January, and February was cold and wet, with periods of snow. Taken with E510 and 70-300 or 14-54.

Crocus

Snowdrops

Another early rhododendron, Tessa Bianca

Confused rhododendron, Lem's 121, which usually blooms in April, but sometimes throws a few blooms earlier.

Snow photos in reply.
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Lois Ann OP Forum Pro • Posts: 10,915
Early Spring in my yard - snow (2 imgs)

Snow on rhododendron Seta

Moss fruiting bodies with snow behind

We had just a dusting of snow on Monday and Wednesday, but elevations around 1000 ft had 4 to 5 inches.
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John Byrne Veteran Member • Posts: 7,047
Re: Early Spring in my yard - snow (2 imgs)

Natures way of telling you warmer days are on their way.
Cheers Lois,
John.

Henry Falkner
Henry Falkner Forum Pro • Posts: 13,387
Re: Early Spring in my yard - snow (2 imgs)

You have a nice set of pictures there, snow and all.

We have not had a hot summer as in previous years.
Suits me fine. I did not have to water the garden week after week after week.

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Zindanfel Veteran Member • Posts: 8,591
Re: Early Spring in my yard - snow (2 imgs)

Good to see these Lois Ann; they insipire confidence that spring is indeed on the way north to me from your southern banana belt.

It's amazing to see your early rhody; I have only one early azalea showing any sign of activity -- blooms soon, I hope. Maybe I can get over to the big rhody garden on Hood Canal next week with my C-8080 and have some echo shots to your pix.

I liked seeing your blooming moss. Some on our patio has looked like that, but not this early in the season. I think if you PPed that shot a lot darker to obscure some of the background features, it could look very dramatic with those glistening water droplets.

Any blooms over at Lake Sac yet?
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Henry Caron Veteran Member • Posts: 5,984
Re: Early Spring in my yard - snow (2 imgs)

Lois, nice to see your spring time shots enjoyed the flowers it would be the second or third week of April for the crocuses to show here.

Waiting for spring :-]

Henry

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Brightens the day up. Looking forward to some warm weather and new flowers too.

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Marn Forum Pro • Posts: 12,910
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Oh so pretty ... i cant wait for mine to bloom . .i have alot of daffs and tulips and some other flowers popping up .. cat wait ..

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jennyi Forum Pro • Posts: 11,998
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Beautiful, Lois. No flowers here yet, that I've noticed. I have seen some leaves poking through the ground, so it may not be too long.
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Very nice, Lois Ann - especially the crocus.

My dad says it's 82º in SC & the azaleas & dogwoods are trying to bloom. Unfortunately it's just a false start to spring - forecast to be 31º next week.
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Digirame Forum Pro • Posts: 32,664
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That's nice to see your colorful pictures. I'm also looking forward to seeing these pretty flowers this spring. The crocus flowers are just starting to appear in our area too.

Lois Ann OP Forum Pro • Posts: 10,915
Re: Early Spring in my yard - snow (2 imgs)

Thanks for looking, John.
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Lois Ann OP Forum Pro • Posts: 10,915
Re: Early Spring in my yard - snow (2 imgs)

Thanks, Henry. We had a cool summer last year and I didn't have to watery rhododendrons until much later than usual. I didn't mind either.
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Lois Ann OP Forum Pro • Posts: 10,915
Re: Early Spring in my yard - snow (2 imgs)

Zin, I was in Portland yesterday and it has been warmer there than here. My daughter and I took a walk around her neighborhood and one yard had a blooming Seta, the one in the photo with the snow. Also lots of crocuses and daffodils. I have crocuses but no daffodils blooming yet.

Do you mean Meerkerk gardens or another place?

I will try PPing the moss again at your suggestion.

One rhody was blooming at Lake S the last time I was there. I will be driving by there tomorrow and will check it out.
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yes, wonderful , it must be spring
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Lois Ann OP Forum Pro • Posts: 10,915
Re: Early Spring in my yard - snow (2 imgs)

Thanks, Henry. It's interesting how much later the crocuses are in your area. You aren't that much further North, so I guess it has to do with us being in a banana belt with ocean influence.

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Lois Ann OP Forum Pro • Posts: 10,915
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It's good to hear from you, George, and see you on the forum. Today is rainy an dark, with a chance of snow showers in the hills. Spring is capricious.
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Lois Ann OP Forum Pro • Posts: 10,915
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It is nice to hear from you, Marn. I'll expect some Spring photos from you in a month or so.
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Lois Ann OP Forum Pro • Posts: 10,915
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Thanks, Judy. How are you and Bob and the cats doing? I'd love to see some photos from you.
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Lois Ann OP Forum Pro • Posts: 10,915
Re: Early Spring in my yard (4 imgs)

Thanks, Jan. It was supposed to be 71 today in ABQ where my older daughter lives, then possibly snow later in the week. Ah, Spring! We had a coating of powdered sugar snow here this morning.
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