Sunday, February 5, 2012

Spring Has Sprung.......but much too soon!


This is not unusual. Many times in mid-winter, Birmingham has unseasonably warm weather and all the blooming plants just........BLOOM!  Here it is the first of February, and daffodils are peeking out , the tulip trees and quince are blooming away........so we just enjoy... and wait for the sure to come freeze. Yesterday this beautiful tulip tree was in full bloom downtown on 20th Street.  We can expect a hard freeze at some point, but for now......we're enjoying shirt sleeve weather! And how about that flower shop...what a great name !

8 comments:

Andy said...

You are soooooooooooo lucky.

Bibi said...

Boy, that's not what I see looking out my window! Have a look at my blog tomorrow, Monday Feb. 6th!

brattcat said...

tears swim in my eyes to look at something this fresh with the old and cold pressing all around me.

Birdman said...

... spring sights like this are still light years away in the northern 48. BUT I can dream.

Luis Gomez said...

Already?

Bob Crowe said...

Makes me remember a springtime, sitting on a train in Japan next to a woman who said she was an Engrish (sorry, English) professor. She kept trying to tell me something about the cameria trees passing by. OH, finally got it - camellias.

Petrea Burchard said...

I hope the Petal Pushers sell tulip tree blossoms. I'd buy a bouquet.

Daryl Edelstein said...

On the news this weekend between pre-Super Bowl coverage (which went on all week .. the longest pre-game show in history, I'm thinking) there was an interview with one of the gardeners at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and he said that early bloomers need to be mulched so they dont get killed off by the snow that is sure to come this month ..