It was a boring winter and now it's a sort of boring spring. The flowers and trees can not decide if they should bloom or not. It's been so warm all winter that many of the bulb flowers like tulips and daffodils bloomed way too early. Then a few of the bradford pears decided to bloom, but they turned to brown way too quickly when a cold snap hit. Now, some more trees are starting to bloom. Usually in the spring, Chattanooga is filled with blooming trees, absolutely gorgeous. It seems like each individual tree has taken upon itself when to bloom. So, instead of one big gorgeous show, we've got blooming trees here and there. No wow factor.
The hellebores (Lenten Rose) are blooming like crazy. I love to cut them and bring them inside because they are so lovely. They are messy when brought in, dropping their stamens almost immediately.
When I was out walking about, I spotted these two doves in the trees. They frequent the ground below our bird feeders. I love their coos and the sound of their wings as they take flight.
The violets are having the same trouble the trees are having. Normally my yard is a wash with violets, now they more dotted.
I have this one lone white iris that decided it was time to bloom. Again, the timing is all messed up. Normally all my irises bloom within a few weeks of each other and this guy has been confused by the warm winter.