Monday, March 21, 2011

Sure Signs That Spring Is Here

Besides the bottles of allergy medicine and ibuprofen sitting on my bathroom counter?  Accompanied by mountains of tissues in the wastebasket? <grin>

Yes, despite the onslaught of pollen-related allergies that have plagued me this past week, I'm happy to say spring has sprung in central North Carolina! 

Daffodils--the ones I planted in January and felt certain wouldn't actually bloom this year--have opened their smiling faces in my yard!

Not to be outdone by the daffodils, the hyacinths are making their presence known, too!  They're not very tall and you should have seen me and my son on our hands and knees sniffing them today.  We were a sight.  But to smell that fragrance was worth it!

The tulips haven't bloomed yet, but judging by the greenery, they look promising...

However, the strawberries do have blooms and should be bearing ripe fruit in about 6 glorious weeks.

And the blueberry bushes have these little guys on their branches.

Finally, this gorgeous perwinkle-colored vinca comes from a plant originally cultivated by my husband's grandmother. She passed away nearly 25 years ago, but her love of gardening remains alive in our yard with this ever-growing plant.

Inside, I've been adding spring touches where I can.  Come back by on Wednesday for a peek of what I've been up to!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I can't believe you have blooming flowers right now! I;m just seeing some tips of tulips begin to show their little leaves. Ahh the Carolinas! Lol. the pics are great btw!


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