Has Spring Sprung? Why Yes it Has!

 
Crockus © Britt Conley

Crocus © Britt Conley

The long Winter’s sky has opened up.  Here in D.C. we may as well hit the sun jackpot this past weekend!  People are so excited to see the sun that they are having lunch outdoors at the numerous restaurants that line my street.  They are eating with jackets on, which might signal that it’s a little early for the Spring cafe life.  As for me I wasn’t even feeling well this past weekend but I just had to get out.  Saturday I grabbed my camera back and headed out to find the first signs of Spring.

Winter's end © Britt Conley

Winter's end © Britt Conley

Of course here, there is still residual snow on ground and ice to be melted!  But low an behold just around the corner are the great greeters of the season: Crocuses, Snow drops and Butter cups!  I’ll be darned… Spring has sprung!

Snow Drops © Britt Conley

Snow Drops © Britt Conley

As I traveled down the steps I found my first snow drop!  There it was, just waiting.

Snow Drops © Britt Conley

Snow Drops © Britt Conley

The snow drops were not only out, they were happily trumpeting Spring!

Snow Drops and Butter cups © Britt Conley

Snow Drops and Butter cups © Britt Conley

A closer look had to be had!

Snow Drops © Britt Conley

Snow Drops © Britt Conley

The Crocuses were out everywhere! Some sprouted in little huddle groups..

Crockus © Britt Conley

Crocus © Britt Conley

Some formed little communities…

Crockus © Britt Conley

Crocus © Britt Conley

Others stood alone…

Crockus © Britt Conley

Crocus © Britt Conley

Just when I thought I’d seen them all I came upon this bank!

Spring Flowers © Britt Conley

Spring Flowers © Britt Conley

Here there were endless early arrivals to be had!… and to get up close and personal with!

Buttercup © Britt Conley

Buttercup © Britt Conley

One thing I do know is it wasn’t long before I found all the evidence I needed that the Daffodils are sure to follow soon!

Daffodils © Britt Conley

Daffodils © Britt Conley

Indeed Spring is here!  Let the garden adventures begin!  I can’t wait to hear from you all as to what grand outings your having!  Let me know where you go and feel free to send pictures!

Next we meet I’ll sharing my visit to the National Botanical Garden!  They too are in the throws of a great Orchid festival.

Have a fantabulous Spring!

‘Til Tomorrow…

Britt : )

Related posts:

  1. At Washington D.C.’s Dumbarton Oaks, Spring has Sprung!
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  3. What a Winter! Come on Spring!
  4. Spring forsythia are like an exotic bird.
  5. Some of the best flowers of Spring are those that made it through Winter!

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5 Comments

 
  1. LC
    2010-03-10
    16:53:08

    What beautiful photography... can't wait to check out all of your postings! Larry

     
  2. Britt
    2010-03-11
    14:57:44

    Thanks Larry! I have some new orchids just today on the blog! I can't wait to visit your blog when I get back!

     
  3. Tatyana
    2010-03-11
    15:55:58

    Delightful crocus!

     
  4. Carolflowerhill
    2010-03-11
    16:12:55

    Lovely spring beauties! Happy Spring to you from a New Englander still surrounded by snow. Beautiful photos! ;>)

     
  5. Britt
    2010-03-11
    22:20:13

    Thanks! Well happy end of Winter to you! Here's to counting the days to no more snow! I bet it's lovely up there - even with the snow!

     
 

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