Saturday, February 14, 2009

The First to Bloom

Asiatic Witchhazel, Hamamelis sp.





Winter Aconite, Eranthis hyemalis





Snowdrops, Galanthus sp.

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19 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Wonderful blooms. I will have to get out and look for something blooming in our garden now. I know we have SNowdrops but I think I planted some small winter bulbs someplace. This is a wonderful reminder.

swamp4me said...

Pretty, pretty! I saw a yard full of sunny yellow daffodils this morning. On my next days off I plan to get out into the woods to see what's blooming.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Signs of new life .These pictures are beautiful.
Blessings,Ruth

mon@rch said...

Signs of spring? Love the snowdrops!

Toni said...

your photos make me smile. I'm longing for warmer days.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Good eye, the changes are subtle, and eventually sneak up on you ... but that first one is a long time coming.

Kelly said...

...such a happy sight! I saw Snowdrops and Winter Aconite at the Cincinnati Nature Center on Thursday. The aconite was so vibrant against the brown leaves. :-)

fudgelady said...

Hurrah -- spring is coming!

I love these hints of the beauties to come...

Kiggavik said...

Wow, flowers. Hard to wrap my head around that when ours are at least four months away. Sigh.

Kallen305 said...

Simply lovely Nina! Those pictures get me so excited because that means spring is closer.

bobbie said...

Snowdrops always make me smile.

KaHolly said...

Oh, how sweet. Harbingers of spring. Won't be long before I'm out there searching for my favorite little gems!! Nice photos.

Mary said...

Yes! Isn't it wonderful? Nina, I'm about ready to end my blogging break and post the same. I just can't resist!

nina at Nature Remains. said...

Kiggavik--I cannot imagine how short your growing season must be! The arrival of just a single blossom must be spectacular!

Kelly--These are all from CNC, just a day after you were there! And I had never seen the Asiatic witchhazel before. Can you imagine this hardy bush, blooming in the middle of January?? What it must have looked like with snow all around, those delicate petals of orange ribbons around red! It certainly is an early bloomer!

Mary--A flower certainly can turn the whole day around, can't it? It's something worth crowing about.

Vickie said...

What a colorful lift this post is! I've noticed buds opening up in the tops of trees and now I'm going to have to prowl with eyes to the ground! Very enjoyable.

giggles said...

Snowdrops, I expect...but those yellow ones? Really blooming NOW?! Never seen them before! ...Perks up my day...!

Any luck with those sallys?

jeannette stgermain said...

Aaaah, I love snow drops. So dainty, but so pretty. In Dutch we call them "snow bells."

hitch writer said...

Really intricate and beautiful pictures Nina !!!

Anonymous said...

Very good post. Looking forward to the next one.