Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Spring Walks

We are finally getting some sunny and dry weather
and several times in the last few weeks we've been out for a walk around the neighborhood,
photographing some of the new growth and spring flowers.
With the warmer weather everything is bursting into bloom and only a few reminders of winter are left.
These are some of the photos we took, and they are in no particular order.

The Indian Plums are some of the first wildflowers to bloom, usually in mid-late March.

We see them along Fishtrap Creek which runs through the town and the town park.

The Salmonberries are starting are starting to bloom along the creek at the same time.

So are the violets.

The trees are just starting to put out new growth
and around the neighborhood the flowering trees are budding.

The crocuses are at their peak or finishing, the daffodils are starting,
the first of the rhododendrons are blooming,
and many of the other spring flowers are also blooming in the yards and gardens.

A week later and the flowering trees and shrubs are in bloom, the Magnolias are budding,
and spring is well on the way.