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April 5, 2012

Poking Around

Filed under: What's Blooming — Karma @ 9:32 pm
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It happened today!  My first daffy bloomed!

My lastest-blooming-in-the-neighborhood daffodils started to bloom today.  There’s yet more proof of the crazy mild winter we had.

I found myself in the unusual position of having an unrushed period of time to myself this afternoon.  There’s no school tomorrow, the girls were at their respective activities, the temperature was relatively mild, and the sun was shining at a lovely angle in the sky.  I finally poked around my yard and neighborhood, camera in hand.  Here’s some of what I found, in addition to the daffodil:
Lilac buds

The “rhodo-azalea” still waiting to bloom

The neighbor’s forsythia, alight in the sunshine
I’m not sure what type of flowering tree this is (dogwood maybe?) but I loved the way the blooms looked against the blue sky:


To avoid being too photo-heavy in one post, I narrowed down to 7 shots from the 38 that I took this afternoon!  It felt really nice to be outside with some of my favorite subjects again.

We are off on an adventure in Boston on our day off from school tomorrow.  I hope to have some fun pictures to share with you this weekend.  I hope you’ll be enjoying a long weekend too!


  1. Is all this blooming far ahead of schedule ? Are nighttime frosts behind you ? Love these photos …

    Comment by Sybil — April 5, 2012 @ 10:11 pm | Reply

    • These blooms are definitely ahead of schedule, likely helped by the crazy warm couple weeks we had in March. Nighttime frosts won’t be behind us for a while, unfortunately. The danger of night frosts doesn’t really pass until almost the end of May.
      Thanks Sybil.

      Comment by Karma — April 7, 2012 @ 8:46 am | Reply

  2. I think that the bottom shots are crab apple or a flowering fruit tree of some sort. Beautiful shots! We could really use some rain to green things up a bit. Have a fabulous day in Boston!

    Comment by Becky Sue — April 6, 2012 @ 7:13 am | Reply

    • I don’t know what they are, but I thought they were pretty! I guess I’ll have to keep an eye out to see what they are – they are on my dog-walking route.
      Boston was fun – but tiring too! We did a lot of walking. Hope to have a post up later today.
      Thanks Becky!

      Comment by Karma — April 7, 2012 @ 8:47 am | Reply

  3. Everything is popping out here too. Two weeks ago the trees and bushes were fairly exploding open, but with the return of cooler temperatures things stalled a bit…seemingly paused in mid bloom. You definitely found some pretties!
    Have a great time in Boston. 🙂

    Comment by kanniduba — April 6, 2012 @ 8:53 am | Reply

    • Yes, that has happened around here too – I thought my rhodo-azalea (or whatever it is, LOL) would’ve opened by now because the buds have been there for a while, but they seem to be hanging back.
      Thank you Danielle!

      Comment by Karma — April 7, 2012 @ 8:49 am | Reply

  4. It has been freezing here at night, but luckily it does not appear to have hurt the blooms.

    Comment by bearyweather — April 6, 2012 @ 9:39 am | Reply

    • Yes, it has still been very chilly here most nights – still dipping down into the 20’s.
      Thanks for stopping by, Bearyweather!

      Comment by Karma — April 7, 2012 @ 8:51 am | Reply

  5. So pretty, these early blooms! My lilac bushes have leaf buds, flowers are not yet hinted at. Same with my crabapple trees and daffodils, although the daffodils do have some flower buds. It was 16 out there this morning when I got up – I expect spring to just appear one day. Or maybe it’ll be like last year, when spring never did show up and we went straight to summer.

    Comment by Carol — April 6, 2012 @ 10:47 am | Reply

    • Thank you Carol. We are still experiencing chilly nights and early mornings here too. I’m sure all the blooming was accelerated by the crazy warm couple weeks we had in March. Our temps are back to fairly normal for spring now, so I think summer will take its time.

      Comment by Karma — April 7, 2012 @ 8:52 am | Reply

  6. Things are finally starting to bloom here as well! A little ahead of schedule for sure so I feel a bit rushed. But, nice to feel the warm sunshine even tho still very chilly at night.

    Bring on Summer!!! I can’t wait! 🙂

    Comment by milkayphoto — April 6, 2012 @ 4:21 pm | Reply

    • I know what you mean – I still haven’t done my spring cleaning around my flower beds. I usually do it on April break from school – that’s when things normally start blooming for me – but not this year. I’m going to be a little busy that week! 😉 😀

      Comment by Karma — April 7, 2012 @ 8:54 am | Reply

  7. Definitely not a dogwood. Maybe crab apple or cherry?

    Comment by Andrea L — April 6, 2012 @ 8:33 pm | Reply

    • I’ll keep an eye on it, Andrea, and report back when I figure it out! 🙂

      Comment by Karma — April 7, 2012 @ 8:54 am | Reply

  8. Flowers! Daffodils! Beautiful!

    I saw a daffodil in Marquette but was too hospital-focused to pause and photograph. Thank you for doing it instead, Karen.

    Comment by Kathy — April 8, 2012 @ 8:40 am | Reply

    • Thanks, Kathy. I’m sure you’ll get your chance for daffodil pictures soon!

      Comment by Karma — April 8, 2012 @ 8:54 am | Reply

  9. First daffodils are just the BEST!

    Comment by Dawn — April 8, 2012 @ 9:02 am | Reply

    • I’ll have to go out and see if second and third daffodils have openned up yet! 🙂

      Comment by Karma — April 8, 2012 @ 12:38 pm | Reply

  10. Love those last shots! Really pretty against the blue sky

    Comment by Adventure Travel Editor — April 16, 2012 @ 2:08 pm | Reply

    • Thank you, ATE, and thanks for stopping by my blog!

      Comment by Karma — April 22, 2012 @ 6:54 pm | Reply

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