While I was driving home from work on Tuesday, I spotted this azalea in full bloom - pretty hard to miss, even tucked behind a dumpster near a construction site.
I made sure to bring my camera the next morning and snapped quick photos of all the blooms I passed on my way to work. There were a surprising number of them.
The photos are not very good quality, because I took them from behind the wheel of my car, some of them as I was stopped at a stop sign! I just wanted to capture the evidence of our extremely early spring to share with my sister in New Hampshire. Since I didn't get around to posting these until the weekend, I suspect that she'll be enjoying blooms of her own by now.
Many of these trees and shrubs don't normally bloom for another month around here, like the magnolia above.
It's kind of crazy seeing all the different kinds of flowers blooming at the same time. I guess that's the price we have to pay for skipping winter, which is okay by me!