It’s officially Spring, and here in the Pacific Northwest it’s absolutely beautiful! On my re-entry walk the other day I took the time to stop and smell the roses. Well, the roses aren’t blooming yet, but I did stop to smell all the different flowers. And take lots (lots) of pictures. I’m not a good photographer and I don’t have a great camera, but I wanted to share with you all the beauty which helped me again focus on the good around me, rather than the annoying parts.
I don’t know many of the flowers, but it’s a good thing that you don’t need to know the names to enjoy the beauty.
Almost looks like snow on the ground!
This flower looks exquisite, even though is only has a faintly sweet smell.
I’ve never seen so many different varieties of daffodils.
A pretty little watershed in the neighborhood. Unlike some other places, this one has no signs telling you to stay out..
Strangely, these flowers smelled heavenly, though they don’t seem like they would.
Of course hyacinth have a wonderful smell, too, in moderation. Sometimes they can be overpowering.
The tulips are finally starting to blossom.
The tulip trees are ending their bloom, though, But I finally got some pictures.
Gorgeous purple blossoms. I think they are a magnolia.
Maybe a maple tree?
Love the mosses and lichens here in the PNW!
I actually love dandelions. Maybe it’s because I know they are edible. Maybe it’s because my girls still give me bouquets of them. Maybe it’s because they are so resilient. Either way, they always make me smile.
Not sure what this tree will end up producing, but it’s in a secluded area of a public park. I know somewhere in there are some fruit trees. Maybe this is one – maybe cherry?
Seclusion in the city.
It’s not very big, but it’s enough to “get away” for a little bit. I want to take the rest of the family there for a picnic on our next warm, sunny day.
Just love these purple blooms!
Our cherry tree is starting to blossom as well.
The neighbor’s tree. Beautiful.
I hope if you are in a part of the country that is still bogged down in winter, these pictures will remind you that Spring is on it’s way!