This afternoon, my wife and I visited the local botanical garden for the first time of the season. The annual daffodil festival had been scheduled to start a couple of weeks ago, but nature had not cooperated, and the first ones have just bloomed.
Within the next week or two, some 150,000 daffodils are to be in bloom. A couple of other examples of early bloomers.
Also blooming today were Japanese camellias
One of the highlights of the spring is the annual tulip festival in late March and early April. All over the hillsides little shoots of green are peeking through, but on this hillside, a lone crocus has thus far shown its colors.
#'s 1 & 3 taken with Sigma 28mm f1.8.....2 & 5 with Tamron 70-300 f4-5.6....and #4 with DA*50-135.