Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Early bloomers

Even though it's still winter, some of the trees and shrubs around here didn't get the memo. Our buttercups, yellow bells, baby's breath, peach, along with the blueberry bushes decided they'd slept long enough.

Today, I was heading to the local high school to interview an exchange student from Italy. I passed this pink tulip tree blooming its heart out in a thicket of vine and privits. I started to drive on by, but something about the color entwined in dead vines appealed to me.

Turning around, I pulled off the side of the road and managed to weave my way through the tangles and get close enough to get a few pictures. I'm glad I did.


  1. We had a 60 degree day a few weeks back and my rhododendron pushed out a small bloom. Hope it doesn't mess it up this spring.

  2. What a pleasant surprise, such lovely blossoms.
    Hugs, Julia

  3. This is so pretty especially since we are supposed to get another winter storm tomorrow.

  4. Ha! I had a post lined up with the same title. Ill be fixing that.
    The tulip trees are so pretty.

  5. Maybe spring will come eventually. All I see in every direction is white.

  6. Lots of early bloomers in NOrth Carolina. Sherry was just commenting as we left, the Golden Rods are popping up. The butter cups and some trees are showing out. I hope not too early....
    Beautiful picture.
    From Florida,
    Sherry & jack


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