Saturday, February 18, 2012

Early spring

It's been a relatively warm winter in the Ocala area and some plants began flowering a couple of weeks ago. Then we had another hard freeze, but this beauty seems to have survived.

14 comments:

Jarart said...

That does look like spring has sprung. We always get a hard freeze after the lilacs start to bud out.

cieldequimper said...

I haven't been back to see what happened to the cherry tree that was blossoming in Versailles mid-January. In the meantime, the temperature dropped to 15-19° at night so... This is pretty!

RedPat said...

Lovely shot Lowell! Love the open space behind the tree.

Randy said...

Already? Beautiful.

Memphis MOJO said...

we are expecting slush tomorrow and you're talking about spring!

Cezar and Léia said...

I'm anxious waiting for Spring time, I love the colors, the butterflies and sunny days...You picture is brilliant, really beautiful!
Léia

Birdman said...

Hard freeze? Pleeeeeeeze! I'm tearing up.
It's 22 here this morning and feels like it's warming up. EVERYTHING is relative. This proves it.

Sharon said...

And a beauty it certainly is! Gorgeous!

JM said...

Apart from the Siberian cold wave, this winter has been the hottest, sunniest and driest one I can remember (it's official: the drought is already a major problem here!), but the only trees I've seen blooming are Japanese Magnolias so far (there are many plants blooming, but not trees). Glad this one survived.

T. Becque said...

What a pretty tree! And among the barren land, it really stands out.

Bibi said...

Sigh.....

Karl said...

Already spring? We have deep winter here... Beautiful pic.

EG Wow said...

I don't mind the winter cold, but I would like to see some flowers now and then. :) This is a lovely tree.

Halcyon said...

I love redbuds. I have even seen. A few trees flowering here in Toronto. We've hardly had a winter at all. But I'm not complaining!

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson