2.27.2008

Sign of Spring

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Trying to Survive
February 2008

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I adventured outside in our backyard (backgarden) this morning. I was anxious to see if I could find any blooms ANYWHERE to give me a glimmer of hope that Spring is indeed on its way. I almost missed this beauty above. We have a tree in the very back that I can barely see from our patio. The tree was full of these blooms. Unfortunately, most of them were worn and battered by all the persistent winds and cold we have had over the last several days here (did I mention our heat went out?). This one was the best of the bunch. It is supposed to get considerably warmer this weekend so I will be out snapping away I am sure!

I have some hope now. Please come soon Spring and stay awhile! Oh and by the way, our heat is now working again!

15 comments:

tommie said...

love the red....sure looks like spring to me!

kenju said...

Is it a camellia? Sure is beautiful. I thought you all got snow today - according to our weatherman.

The last adam said...

awww...thats such a beauty!

gaz said...

lovely bloom.

John Roberts said...

The early bloomers take a beating at this time of year as the weather alternates between Winter and Spring. You got a good close-up anyway!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, but boy sure is still very cold here! 12 degrees this morning! Timothy

fishing guy said...

Anna: What a great close-up of the bloom. That makes me really jealous when you show that great picture when all we have is snow and ice.

Jerry Pennington said...

Nice shot. Those tones of red are usually hard to capture without bleeding into one another.

KIM said...

new life and new beginnings...
i love you anna:)

Yankee, Transferred said...

OOOH. Now I have to go in my back yard to see if mine is blooming.

Anna said...

Pretty! Do you know what kind of tree it is?

photowannabe said...

Gorgeous blossom and a sure sign that Spring will be here before you know it.
Glad your heat is back on.

b13 said...

Beautiful bloom! We have a "winter storm warning" and the snow is on its way again.

bluemountainmama said...

we barely have buds, much less blossoms. i'm ready for the signs of spring, too.

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