Monday, February 15, 2016

February Blooms

We have had such a mild winter in North Texas (zone 8a last I looked) that spring has come early. We haven't had any ice or snow this year and only a few days where the temperature dipped below freezing. It's nice to see the blooms, butterflies, and honey bees, but not so nice to see the crickets and mosquitoes. As you can see, I need to spend time cleaning out my flower beds, but I took pictures anyway. It has been such a mild winter that schools are closed today to use one of the bad weather days that are built into the calendar. I think that's a first since we've lived here.

Linking to
Garden Bloggers Bloom Day at May Dreams Gardens
Wordless Wednesday at image-in-ing


Tired Teacher said...

Lovely, especially the iris. Nothing will be even thinking of blooming here until April at the earliest.

carol l mckenna said...

Oh so delightful to see spring flowers ~ Love the one with the bee in it! Beautiful photos!

Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

Kris Peterson said...

Your garden looks as far along with spring as my own, Marti! I love the Iris. Only one of mine (the dark purple dwarf featured in my Bloom Day post) flowered last year. I'm hoping for a better performance this year.

Sharon said...

Beautiful spring flowers! The daffodils should bloom in the mountains here in about a month and I can't wait!

Ida said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely early spring with us. We are still several weeks off from seeing any such beauty other then crocus.