Today in the garden and at the beach

We are getting such a mild winter! No snow for the skiers nor a snowpack for the summer’s water supply, but I have to say it’s been really wet, dark and grey. Now the plants are beginning to think it’s spring already…

There’s a rhododendron in the garden that is always early to bloom, but this year the first flower opened two weeks ago. Today – which started out quite foggy before the sun broke through for a beautiful, mild sunny day – the whole rhodo bush came to life with blossoms scattered over it. A pot of crocuses that I’ve had on my doorstep for a few weeks now, has one flower in full bloom and one rapidly expanding bud. I watched one honey bee repeatedly crawling all over the crocus flower, flying off a little ways then coming right back and crawling all over it again.

I decided it was too nice a day not to go for a walk beside the beach today, especially with low tide just after sunset. It seems it was an idea shared by everybody else too! Not only were there absolutely no parking spaces available when I arrived, but the traffic was nose to tail the length of the waterfront, crawling along at a snail’s pace when it wasn’t completely at a standstill. I’ve never seen it like that before, even during the summer. I got about 2/3 of the way along the waterfront and decided that was for the birds, turned into one of the parking areas and drove right back out to get turned around. Undecided about what I wanted to do, I pulled into one of the other parking areas on my way back outย  to give myself a moment to think…and a car backed out right in front of me. Perfect!

 

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10 thoughts on “Today in the garden and at the beach

  1. Winter has been mild here as well and we also have a lot of crocuses starting to bloom and I was planning to go out these days to get some pictures of them ๐Ÿ™‚ As always you have such a beautiful way of processing the images! Love them!

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  2. I wish I could trade places with you. We are having a doozy of a winter here in New England. 20 below and worse and lots of white stuff. Thanks for these lovely images though much needed ๐Ÿ™‚

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