Spring is bursting out in NC
I took these three pictures when I got home from work this evening. As you can see, here in North Carolina Spring has arrived. Where I live, about 12 miles west of Chapel Hill, it's a little cooler than the RTP area. At campus the pear trees were in bloom last week but mine just started 2 days ago.
Here's another view of the Bradford Pear trees that border my property. On the other side of them is the neighbor that has some chickens.
I thought the picture above was a little too stark due to the ground so I added a nice "blue lake" effect to this one. It's actually the roof of my truck that I included to get the reflections of the trees off of it.
I can't decide which version I like better though I guess the one above is the more real. But who needs reality?
The daffodils in Durham and Chapel Hill are all out but only today did my first one bloom.
It's weird how only living 12 miles away makes so much of a difference in the plants. Also, I live in the middle of what used to be a huge cow pasture so there's not much cover from the wind. That's probably as much a factor as my location is.
As you can see, the other daffodils aren't far behind and there's another 5 clumps of them all with their heads swelled up as much as these here.
I'll take pictures once they're all out--bright and cheerful--to help spread Spring about the web! LOL