March 8, 2015
On March 8th, I realized that the white flowers
on the Bradford Pear Trees had begun to bloom.
For years I thought they were Cherry Tree flowers.
They remind me of the National Cherry Tree Festival.
I looked it up, and although we have not been formally introduced,
I believe they are Bradford Pear Trees.
Each year, these blossoms appear as one of the first signs of spring.
March 13, 2015
Just a few days later, on March 13th,
They had progressed in their blooming, and green leaves
had started to grow.
Eventually, the green leaves will cover the trees
and the fast transitioning blossoms will disappear.
March 14, 2015
I noticed that the daffodils were in buds about to bloom.
They are another early sign of spring.
The bit hardier pansies had begun to bloom before the snow storm
a few weeks ago, and managed to recover.
The moisture from the melted snow followed
by warmer, longer days seems to have benefited
Soon it will be spring!