Snapped these red cabbage leaves, that are about 2/3 larger than they were last weekend...I love how the macro lens shows you things that are imperceptible to our eye alone...at least my over 40 eyes!
It's been a beautiful weekend and while officially the first of spring, it seemed more like the first of summer as the weekend warrier fisherpeople returned to the "opened" Avalon Pier! A sure sign that winter has left the area, although the water temp is 49 a few brave surfers in wetsuits enjoyed the day... My son's friend admitting that the moment the water hit his face, it was the biggest brain freeze of his life.
I was happy to see 2 pairs of eagles making nests out over the Albemarle Sound, near the 3 mile bridge.
I know it's only March but....I am always pushing the envelope in the garden and planting at the earliest. I couldn't resist these geraniums at the big box store. Since the overwintered geraniums are sprouting green and the forecast temps are not going below 45, I took a chance. Really the worst thing that happens is they remain in suspended animation until a little further into April.
My Hellebore is...just perfect. I love this picture~
The Hydrangea has popped a mass of green leaves- seemingly overnight! I guess the temps in the 70's have awakened everthing from winter sleep.