I came across Sydney’s posts, “Spring Has Come,” with all the lush greenery and bright flowers. And then I went over his post, “A Corner of the Park,” where gardeners painstakingly maintain a 74 hectares to its pristine Zen-like beauty. (There are almost 2.5 acres to every hectare so you’re looking at close to 200 acres of park! It’s about 22% of Central Park in NYC.)
We had such great weather this past weekend here in the San Francisco Bay Area. Although the nights tend to still be cold, the days are up to the high fifties. The sun graced the skies unhindered nor censored. It was a great time to walk around the neighborhood.
And so, as we set out to walk Beau, I was more conscious of my surroundings. I noticed that in spite of the chill especially at night, the trees and shrubs have begun their flowering cycles.
On our front yard, I had planted narcissus and some daffodils. A few have begun to flower.
As we walked through the neighborhood, we saw plum trees filled with flowers in varying shades of pink.
Some tall acacias have also unleashed their golden tresses so beautifully.
A few climbers on fences (including ours) have purple to lavender colored blooms.
Even Magnolia trees have bloomed!
Is it Spring yet? But February is not over yet. We haven’t had that much rain either. Is it all this climate change? When I checked the weather data, we’re still within the range of expected from historical data. (But we can’t ignore climate change either, can we?).
Well, we will bask in the warmth of the sun. We will marvel at the resplendent display of Spring. We will be thankful for all these gifts, just as Sydney has always reminded us in his posts, all across Pacific Ocean to the other side of the world.
- A sign of spring (postcardsfromfukui.com)
- Vodka drinking Tulips and heroic Snowdrops (plewspottingshed.wordpress.com)
- Daffodils blooming in February (michaelqpowell.wordpress.com)
- Flower Farmer (asonomagarden.wordpress.com)
- Sunday Ride in Central Park (ncrossphotography.wordpress.com)
- Late winter gold (newsobserver.com)
- Study: Spring Flowers Coming Earlier Due to Climate Change (boiseweekly.com)
- Must See! Beautiful Flower Photography by Paul Lange (funflowerfacts.com)