An Incredibly Early Spring


     I have been visiting relatives in  northern Virginia for the past two weeks, and what beautiful and early spring they are having!  Everything is in bloom weeks earlier than normal.  It has been in the 70's and 80's.

     The crab apple and cherry trees have been blooming for a week, as have the magnolias.  The dogwood trees are just starting to bloom.  The trees are leafing out, and shrubs are flowering.  The tulips are blooming.  The daffodils are done already! 

     Northern Virginia is always so gorgeous in the spring.  Enjoy the spring I'm experiencing  in the following photos I have included.

saucer magnolia

tree leafing out

Otto Luyken laurel shrub


     Lovely isn't it?  Wouldn't it be fantastic to live with this beauty all year?  Nothing can compare to the awakening of nature in the spring.


  1. Ahhh, L., your images show the classic spring I remember in Northern Virginia, too. Awe-inspiring. Isn't it good to know some parts of life don't change – no matter what's going on the world.

  2. I don't think there is a more beautiful tree in bloom than the Magnolia!

    I love VA, we have relatives in the Yorktown area.