Friday, February 1, 2008

Sky Watch, Bud Watch

The sky was a uniform blue today, so I put buds in the foreground so that those of you farther north can see that spring is coming.
Fat, Fuzzy Buds of Magnolia Stellata 'Leonard Messell' with one teaser.
Taiwan Cherry; soon little green cherries will appear, the birds never wait for them to ripen.
Oakleaf Hydrangea promises buds in early spring.
Camellias are just beginning to show color. Every freeze sets them back.

Sky Watch Friday is brought to you by Dot of Strolling Through Georgia.


  1. The buds against the blue sky are very pretty.
    I saw camellias blooming in SE Georgia the day after Christmas.

  2. Some Camellias start in November and are done by Christmas. The later ones blossom, the blossoms get killed when there's a freeze and then tight buds not harmed by a freeze open. Over and over this happens.

  3. Beautiful photographs.
    What clear skies you have. Wonderful!

    Alex's World! -

  4. Beautiful photos! I can't wait to see the first signs of spring here!

  5. Good pictures, Jean. Oh I'm so ready for spring! Nothing is blooming here, everything is still bare and ugly. lol

  6. These are very striking. God bless!

  7. Beautiful blue sky. And love the blooms

  8. Great shots of the buds and the sky
    very nice

  9. Such a pretty blue sky but those signs of spring make it even more perfect!

  10. I love skies that blue, I love your photos and commentary. I learn so much from the blogs of people like you! My Skywatch is here. Thank you.


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