Royal star magnolia. Magnolias are always the first to bloom.
From Easter weekend.
And before, all the pretty things.
Last year’s spring came early. This year it feels like it may be lost forever. But as of yesterday, it’s officially here. So let’s all give winter a friendly wave goodbye, reminisce one last time on the things that kept us cozy and warm, and turn our faces towards the sun to greet the season that means we made it.
And happiest of birthdays to these blue eyes, who have come to know the end of my camera lens more than most.
Picked up these beautiful cherry blossom festival stamps today at the post office. Just a friendly reminder of what’s to come. These last weeks of winter really test you, don’t they? And so a look back on last year, with thoughts of warm breezes and an undeniable perfume everywhere you turn.
Plus, more blossoms from 2011.
Sharing similar hues.
This pie means the seasons are changing. Hello warm weather and all that you bring with you!
I’ll hang out with this gang any day. Nothing like a good reminder on how to be silly. Taken here.
This weather is too confusing. But then again, I’m not complaining.
Happy, almost, spring.
The parks of London are just one of those things you have to see for yourself. (Central Park what?!) I wish I could see them transform through every season, but when I was visiting it was about this time of year and there were daffodils everywhere. Actually, they were all over the city. Because London’s spring weather can be cold and dreary, I like to think that the daffodils were planted as a way to cheer everyone up.
Happy little golden faces smiling up at you as you walk by.