Friday, March 11, 2011

Signs of Spring

March really is the best time of year in Austin. The mornings start out cool enough for a jacket, but by the afternoon it’s warm enough for shorts and bare feet. I feel obligated to spend as much time as possible outside while I can before the miserable heat of summer sets in – usually around mid-May.

The plants and trees seem to agree that this is the best time, too.


The Red Bud trees are covered in purple blossoms.


The Bradford Pear trees are in full bloom.


Bulbs have finally poked their heads out of the ground.


And my Christmas cactus is covered in flowers.


knittergran said...

Wow! Your Christmas cactus is blooming so early!!! How cool!

Ann in NJ said...

Wait, what?

Dee at Pedestrian Palate said...

Makes me impatient for spring up here. I so want to be in bloom! Beautiful pics.

Liz @ ewmcguire said...

And the Mexican plums and Mountain Laurels smell soooo good. I love this month too!

Baino said...

I have no luck with houseplants at all. Lovely to see yours thriving tho. I have a friend at South by South West and he's very impressed with the climate.

Alexandra said...

No signs of life here, in WI.

Haven't seen an unhooded head in 4 months.

Tasha said...

Lovely! I've seen a few things sprouting here on Cape Cod, but not much. Not much.

Holly said...

Pretty! It is dark, grey, and miserable here.

I'll actually be in Texas for the first time in April- Dallas for a weekend. Am looking forward to the lovely weather!

shrink on the couch said...

I just love the red buds. Or purple buds, as my husband was jokingly calling them on our walk this evening. And yes, I agree. March is the best. Enjoy the cool breezes while they last.