Tuesday, 11 March 2014

West Midlands spring blossoms

I'm totally smitten with this spring season that, much to my delight, arrived early this year in the West Midlands. Sunday was spent on the patio / in the garden in 18 degrees (about 65°F) and sunshine. Yesterday, between studying for an exam, I grabbed my camera and went for a walk in the neighbourhood to capture some of the spring blossoms.

There are gorgeous cherry and plum trees all around (I wish I knew the name of all the varieties) and now I'm waiting for the magnolias to start blooming, especially two specific trees that I pass by every day.

I was born and raised in Iceland and these kinds of blossoms don't exist over there (spring doesn't arrive early - it's still snowing there). This is the first time living abroad that I see trees in bloom so early. I already knew I had turned into a spring girl, but now I can say for certain that I'm an early-spring girl.

Has spring arrived in your corner of the world?

photo credit:
Lisa Hjalt

12 comments:

  1. It's not fair. There is no sign of spring here and there is only so much one care take of winter. Thank you for this dose of spring, Lisa!

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    1. I will do my best to send some spring vibes your way!

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  2. The perfect visual proof that spring has sprung! Here it's been sunny and mild since last week and it's forecasted to continue that way! Now that makes me double-happy! Have a great day, Lisa!

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    1. Double-happy ... I couldn't have phrased it better ;-)

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  3. It has also been a wonderful week and weekend here, every trees are burgeoning, but no flowers on them yet. We have been gifted with beautiful snowdrops, crocuses and daffodils and narcissus though.

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  4. How pretty and welcoming! No such luck here; there is still snow on the ground! Temperatures are actually warming and some of my bulbs are up. We will be enjoying spring soon- until then, enjoy for the both of us!!

    Lisa E

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  5. Four seasons in one day... that's how they describe living in Melbourne! Today it is certainly spring like with sun shining and a light breeze and about 22degrees. Friday it will be high 20's again and then rain and low 20's for Saturday. But I am looking forward to Autumn... one day... when the leaves start to fall to the ground... one day soon-ish?:)

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    1. Four seasons in one day? I thought that was Iceland ;-) By the way, I think our oldest daughter has caught the Australia bug too.

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  6. It looks gorgeous! I love cherry blossoms, must be so pretty to sit outside and enjoy them! I have been catching up with all your posts and that class with Jeffrey Sachs sounds very interesting, hope you are enjoying it.

    Hugs,
    Mary Jo

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  7. Oh, pretty viewing! I can't wait to see the blossom trees in Lugano and feel the perfumed breeze.

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  8. Beautiful and oh so about time! :-) Love your photographs! Our spring arrived late this week, we finally have a few spring blooms! I found your site by linking from another site and I am glad I did, I enjoyed browsing your site, great post, really good photographs!

    Michael :-)
    http://michaelswoodcraft.wordpress.com/2014/03/15/spring-color/

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    1. thank you, Michael, and thank you for stopping by

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