“Happy for Warm Days”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
After what seemed like a winter of endless cold, cloudy days, the weather certainly has changed. It looks like warm weather has finally pushed Old Man Winter on his way. Today it was 76 degrees, and the forecast for the next seven days show highs of 78 and lows of about 60 degrees. Yea!!!
With all this warm weather, more and more signs of nature waking up from winter are appearing. Today, I noticed that the first of the amaryllis blooms will be opening any day now. These amaryllis are planted in the ground and bloom in the spring. We are able to grow these bulbs in the garden because we do not have severe winters. Even though I know what these amaryllis look like, I can hardly wait for the buds to open.
The purple freesia has started blooming and is joining the yellow ones that I wrote about last week. The area of the back garden where they are planted certainly smells wonderful with the scent from these flowers. That is one of the things I miss during winter – the aroma of the flowers in a garden.
Finally, one more photo of the azaleas that are now just about in full bloom. These are the ones in the side garden where I can sit for quite a spell enjoying these lovely flowering shrubs.
I know when the dog days of summer are here, I will be longing for cold weather, but, right now, I am so happy finally to see warm, sunny days.