It’s been a long winter, and I, for one, am so glad it’s over with! The past month was unseasonably cold, here in the Pacific Northwest. We had several instances of snow, which is rare for us. Our traditional, early blooming season was way behind as a result. And now, just within the past few days, we experienced soaring temperatures that rivaled summer temperatures. In fact, we broke a high temperature record for this time of year! As a result, blooms were popping out all over the place. It’s so nice to see color, once again…the yellow Daffodils, pink Hellebores, Camellias, and blue Anemones are the mainstay. Rhododendrons are just getting started as well.
I also challenged myself during this warm weather spell to walk across our Tacoma Narrows Bridges. I didn’t walk all the way across, just to the highest point midway. I could have walked the full length, but then I would have to walk back, and I just don’t have the strength to do that. Besides, it’s very windy across there! In the end, I was quite sore for a few days after that little jaunt. Look at how beautiful the snow covered Olympic Mountains look from this viewpoint!
All photos property of Peggy A Thompson