Saturday, January 28, 2012

January Blooms

Today I strolled around our yard in what is supposed to be the dead of winter. At first glance there certainly are a lot of brown, dead looking plants. But, after looking a little closer I found some signs of life. The earliest bloomers are gearing up for Spring!

This is an old flowering Quince Bush. Don't let the delicate blooms fool you. There are thorns in there!!

This is an equally old Camellia Bush.

Of course there are yellow daffodils in this spot every year this time.

Its been a very mild winter. You just can't beat days in the 70s in January!


Lyn said...

That is so amazing to see in January. I wonder if all this weather means a very warm summer? We finally got our winter here, but nonetheless I am so thankful for the warmer days that we had. That kind of thing just doesn't usually happen here.

Enjoy your beautiful blooms!

Debbie J said...

Lyn, I guess there's still time for winter to make an appearance here, but its looking like we will get No SNOW this year and not much cold weather. Like I said, who can complain about temps in the 70s in January? I would like to have time to work outside on some of these beautiful days! Helps the electric bill too!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful! We've been enjoying the milder weather so far this winter!

ancient one said...

I'm seeing some of those signs of spring around here. Not in my yard yet, but as we were driving around this morning I saw signs in other's yards. I'm loving this warmer winter!!

Joyful said...

Wow, how lovely. It doesn't seem like you've had much winter. Even though we mostly get rain we still don't get our first blooms until February usually, and sometimes later.

Auntie M said...

'Tis the same here in the foothills. Wish we had a quince.
They are always an unexpected surprise and so beautiful.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Beautiful! It's been such a mild winter so far. I actually saw Bradford Pears with white blossoms on them yesterday! Way too early for that!