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It's Spring in Houston! (Don't blink or it will disappear!)


By Raquel


Honestly, spring doesn’t last very long in Houston. This year, however, it has been cooler than usual, we had a very cold snap in February (and I mean REAL cold, the temps dropped to 27 F! in HOUSTON!!) from which the flowers and plants are still trying to recover. But finally spring has sprung, and I wanted to share pictures of what a Houston spring looks like to me. As you’ll see, it is an ode to redbuds (my favorite spring tree!!) and azaleas tiny violets and even the moon. Enjoy!

The redbuds bloom….in delicate puffs of lavender:

Are these redbuds in a different color? Or is it a completely different tree? How did I miss it for almost 9 years?? The color is scrumptious, however…reminds me of cherries, and strangely enough, cherry pies…

Azaleas, often seen as overgrown bushes, can seem ordinary…but take a close look and their beauty and delicacy shine through:

Azalea buds ready to burst forth:

These tiny violets always make me smile…even in red and yellow:

And a clear moon in the cool evening spring:

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Hello Raquel the red buds are lovely but so are those red and yellow viola's.It is a lovely Spring day here in the North east of England once the frost has gone I will be out in the garden tidying and sorting :-)

18 Mar, 2011


Nice blog, Raquel ...
such pretty pics of the trees and flowers :o)))

18 Mar, 2011


Such nice trees and flowers. Certainly brightens up the place. Raining here in London ant the moment, but we haev already had a few cool, but sunny days, and more to come. I shoudln't be complaining about the rain, because it is watering the garden while I am at work.

18 Mar, 2011


some lovely plants and photos.

18 Mar, 2011


Thank you all for all your comments! I hope you're having a warm and sunny Spring...or that it will come soon... =)

We haven't had much rain (it usually rains quite a bit in Houston) but it is cloudy and low humidity, so I better enjoy it while it lasts! =)

18 Mar, 2011


we had sun this afternoon, it was a little cool but the sky was blue and it was warm enough to be out ~ very nice.

18 Mar, 2011


Very nice. I enjoyed your spring. I hope it lasts a bit longer for you :)

19 Mar, 2011


Lovely blog and loved looking at your photos

19 Mar, 2011


Thank you all for your comments! I'm glad you enjoyed the blog. Hywel, unfortunately we're already inching towards 81 F (27 C) ...the azaleas ar eun full bloom, and seemingly overnight the trees hasve leaves...the rosebuds are hanging in there but the bright pink flower tree in the blog no longer has flowers..just does go by fast!!

26 Mar, 2011


Same here ... the spring never lasts long enough. It's over before you know it.

26 Mar, 2011

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