Spring sneaks in slowly when the pointed tips of daffodils break the soil and breath in the air, soaking up the sun rays. Spring sneaks in when small buds on trees and bushes begin to swell.
But once spring sneaks it, it breaks forth with an amazing energy as leaves unfurl overnight, and flowers burst open in bloom, filling the air with fragrance.
We returned home Monday night from a weekend away to find not only the fallen redbud tree, but many other things that had happened while we were gone.
The hyacinths we planted a week or two ago are now in full bloom and fragrant.
One of my favorites, the bleeding hearts that we planted our first summer here in 2010 are cascading between the boulders in the lower section of the St. Francis Garden.
The daffodils that were planted by previous owners are blooming in the Angel Garden.
Another spring favorite of mine, the viburnum, with their wonderful, sweet fragrance are in full bloom along the far top edge of the Angel Garden.
I will have to bring a few blossoms inside.
The tulip tree is still blooming, but is starting to fade. I wasn’t able to capture a photo I was satisfied with.
Just a few short weeks ago the Japanese Maple looked barren and bereft.
This is what we found when we arrived home.
These large hostas were just small little probes above the soil, an inch or two in length, last week before we left on Friday. This is how they look now.
And the creeping phlox is putting on its showy carpet along our front walk.
When spring bursts forth it is truly a wonder to behold.
Have a great weekend.