We have been having Spring-like weather here in Alabama
and the plants have responded accordingly.
The daffodils and other normally Springtime blooming
plants have started to sprout in January!
This is a mass planting of daffodils beside our neighborhood pond.
These daffodils got a little beat down by the heavy rains we had a couple of days ago.
There was a tornado just north of us that did heavy damage to a small community and killed two people.
Springtime temperatures bring Springtime weather too. Last April, over 200 people were killed in
tornadoes that struck North Alabama.
The Carolina Jasmine along my fence has started to bloom also.
These buds will probably be blooms in a day or two.
Baby buds with old leaves
The jasmine is full of tiny yellow buds.
These dried jasmine seed pods remind me of baby birds in
a nest with their beaks open waiting for momma bird
to bring them their next meal.
The Bridal Wreath Spirea has started to sprout new leaves.
A nearby garden center had these potted daffodils blooming too.
I'm not sure I'm ready for Spring decorating yet
(wasn't Christmas just over?) but I had to bring these
home after seeing the ones in bloom by the pond.
We will probably have some nights that go below freezing
before it actually IS Spring...I hope all the new growth
coming out now can live through it!
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