Winter Wonders

posted by Sharon January 21, 2014 19 Comments

Isn’t it fun to discover something you thought you had to wait longer to see? A drive up to the mountains today brought a nice surprise. Here and there, little clumps of daffodils are blooming in January. Daffodils are due in March. After the snow. But a few are waving in the breeze already.

And more are on the way, still tightly wound in their stems.

Flowers are hard to find right now. Most of the mountain scenery is brownish and bare, like this.

But another delight I found is this pink bush. I have no idea what it is, but it decorates the January landscape, too.

How about you? What’s surprised and delighted you lately?

Linking up with Texture Tuesday, Wednesday Around the World, and Sweet Shot Tuesdays. Photos are edited with Kim Klassen’s texture BB1.

 

 

 

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19 Comments

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mscarletti January 21, 2014 at 12:16 pm

Those pink flowers are amazing and so good to see right now!

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Tamar Strauss-Benjamin January 21, 2014 at 12:57 pm

So pretty! I needed some color – snow on the ground and more coming later!

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Dina Lettre January 21, 2014 at 1:05 pm

That happened here last year because it was extra mild. Not so lucky this year, tho. ๐Ÿ™

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Michelle B January 21, 2014 at 1:34 pm

What a pleasant surprise! I love the pink blossoms. My favorite image is the last one with the blossoms and fence, it reminds me of spring. The amount of snow that keeps coming is what has surprised me lately, but I am not sure it delights me.

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Barb Brookbank January 21, 2014 at 2:05 pm

It must be delightful indeed to find little flowers at this time of year! Gorgeous images!

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Pat January 21, 2014 at 3:16 pm

Daffodils in January! What a delight!

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kim at picking poppies January 21, 2014 at 5:46 pm

I live on the gulf coast and even I was surprised to see daffodils blooming here….and that bush with pink blooms is Quince. Lovely photo!

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Christian January 21, 2014 at 8:20 pm

Incredible, hopeful there will be no frost or snow next time.

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Kim Cunningham January 22, 2014 at 1:08 am

Daffodils are the herald of spring! Maybe it will be an early one…but I hope I can get at least one good snow day first!

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Jill Foley January 22, 2014 at 2:47 am

What a delightful surprise! It won’t be long until they are blooming in our neighborhood – I can see them growing and getting taller each day – just not blooming yet.

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Prairie Jill January 22, 2014 at 5:16 am

Oh, how gorgeous! We won’t have flowers blooming here for a while yet, so I’m really enjoying seeing yours!

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Peabea January 22, 2014 at 6:02 am

Flowers brighten any day and make it seem like a warmer place. Very lovely.

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Pieni lintu January 22, 2014 at 10:01 am

Lovely flowers!!!

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Nancy @ A Rural Journal January 22, 2014 at 11:28 am

My goodness — now that’s surprising!

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a spirit of simplicity January 22, 2014 at 11:42 am

here…..we are months away from daffodils! In fact, we are in the midst of a big winter storm. The pink flowering bush may be a quince? I had a friend with one in her yard and it was quite pretty. You can make a jam from the fruit if you are so inclined.

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Buckeroomama January 22, 2014 at 11:50 am

I always love it when the leaf-less trees have blooms. There is something starkly beautiful about that. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Salma January 22, 2014 at 2:58 pm

Did you say Winter Wonders? That’s not what my winter looks like ๐Ÿ™‚
Thanks for linking with Communal Global. Happy Wednesday!

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Ida P. Krause January 22, 2014 at 8:11 pm

Wow daffodils already, how cool. Ours won’t bloom till early March here. The flowering Quince is pretty too.

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Molly January 24, 2014 at 9:59 am

Oh my you have spring? We are still all dark and damp and grey. I can’t wait for spring

Mollyxxx

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