Signs of Spring

Spring has been late in arriving this year. Each day I eagerly look at the branches of trees in search of buds. I know that soon the leaves will be budding as I have heard birdsong – and quite a chorus this past week as I have left home for work. When I saw the buds on a tree, I could not help snapping a picture of it:

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
Buds on a tree. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

As I walk the sidewalks I do not see the tulips and daffodils flowering yet. However the garden where I work has a few tulips that are nearly ready to open. The plants are found close against the wall and are sheltered from the coolish breezes that blow:

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
A Tulip bud. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

The daffodils in that part of the garden, however, have flowered. They are a beautiful sight amongst the green leaves that have grown in the flower bed:

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
Spring Daffodils. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

The flowers in most gardens have not opened yet as they are unsheltered from the cold weather. Each day as I walk past both groomed and ungroomed gardens, I search for the splash of colour that will tell me that spring has arrived in full force. And once it has, I will enjoy the beauty of nature’s bounty.

Have you noticed any signs of spring in your neighbourhood?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

(This post was inspired by the WordPress weekly photo challenge prompt: spring)


25 thoughts on “Signs of Spring

  1. Hi Colline, so nice of you to drop by Savoring Today for John’s guest post, hope to see you around more often. Yes, it has felt like spring is late this year, but in reality it is as usual for springtime in the Rockies — 70’s one day, 40’s the next. I too search for buds on the trees and over the weekend when the leaves of our cottonwood trees finally broke out of their little pods, my heart leapt with anticipation of consistently warm days ahead. 🙂


  2. I love daffodils. Always bright yellow and they never fail to be a happy sight. So I love your third photo. It’s almost winter here in Melbourne, Australia. No signs of spring at all. It’s freezing cold here but your photos warmed me up a bit 🙂


      1. I hope Melbourne’s winter won’t be that bad…it never snows here so hopefully I’ll be able to see pretty flowers like your have soon 🙂 Keep up the great work with your photos!


  3. That must be quite a welcome sight for you after the snow Colline. 🙂
    Lovely photo’s of a beautiful world around you. Thanks for sharing. 😀


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