Last year I posted my first May 1st report on the progress of spring.
Spring was very cold and rainy then, – even snowy, – so there was not much greenery to be seen when May arrived.
This spring seemed to be progressing along the same lines for a while, but the last week’s fine weather has boosted everything big time.
Suddenly the woods were all green almost from one day till the next. My narcissuses in the photo above have all come out during the last two days.
This morning the ones in the shadiest corner had not come out yet.
However, this evening, just after sundown, I took the photo above, and they are nearly all out here as well. With this kind of weather, they will all be finished in a week, I think.
I’ll just have to enjoy them while they last.
The earliest rhododendron bush will soon open up completely.
The tulips by the south wall have been blooming for a few days already. In the photo they look like they are a red and yellow mix due to the direct sunshine, but in reality they are only red.
I love the way the narcissuses brighten up the garden even when it is nearly dark.
So in conclusion, this year spring has behaved itself much better than it did last year, – so far at least. The last week has been excellent, – even better than most of last year’s summer. 🙂