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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

An Atlanta Spring

Spring came really early for us. We have had 70 degree weather since late February and 80 degree weather the past 2 weeks. It is wonderful! So much better than a Utah Spring, which is colder than an Atlanta Winter. Not to mention it doesn't get permanently warm until, I don't know, late May? The trees seemed to sprout gigantic leaves overnight. Not those tiny, wimpy ones.

I live in a beautiful state! It seems like everyone has these miracle bushes. They looked so ordinary since July. What are they? Not azaleas??? I stink at identifying flowers. David is better than me...

Think of the following two pictures as abstract, not blurry.




Even a lowly front yard looks beautiful in the Spring.

But a non-lowly yard is fantastic.


I would have gotten more pictures of our flowering trees, but they started blooming mid February. There are a few of them still around, though.


8 comments:

Amber said...

Beautiful! How fast were you driving? Haha

Julie said...

I think those ARE azaleas. Grandma will know. :)

Charlene said...

Yes, azeleas. They aren't blooming in Virginia yet, but maybe in another week.

Marianne said...

Rachel, that is a typical southern spring for you!! When we lived in Florida, spring started in February and went through early April, and then it was summer until late October, and then it was "winter." It was GREAT!!! Do you have green pollen covering every surface of your car and house and person??

And I love all the flowering bushes. LOVE THEM!!

(When we first moved to Florida we lived in Azalea Place. Then we moved to Magnolia Drive.)

Love your pictures.

XOXXOO!!

Erica said...

Oh my gorgeousness!!! I LOVE It. You are missing the most AMAZING Utah winter we've ever had. 75 degrees in March! LOL. Who would have thought. But I am jealous you are already in the 80s! woot

I LOVE all these pictures. Keep sharing ;)

Betty said...

They are azaleas, Rachel. They make me home sick for Virginia.

Diana C. said...

My first atlanta spring in a long time, and I'm loving it too! It makes me soooo happy :)

Nicole Wendorff said...

So jealous! I think I'm starting to see tufts of green grass poking up here and there, but that's Canada for you I guess...