The very dry, pleasant and unseasonably warm winter we had around these parts did not only threaten drought, it also made us a bit dispassionate about the arrival of spring. Okay, let me make that statement a personal one. I was too spoiled of the mild winter we had that mimicked spring that the excitement towards the arrival of spring was tempered.
That was until this past weekend when I drove by a hillside covered with the state flower. I didn't have a camera then, although my smart phone takes good photos I decided to wait until I can bring the hubs here. This is the same hillside in the neighborhood where I lived for years before moving to where I live now so I know that this hill has not seen any spring blooms like it has this year.
On Sunday I planned on surprising the hubby by showing him the hill near our old home, but he said he's going to show me something first. A week ago he chaperoned friends' kids on a play date in neighborhood playground, and near there was this empty lot filled with golden poppy. I swear there is a proliferation of poppies this year. I've never seen too much poppies.
I don't mind an empty lot for a neighbor if the lot is filled with flowers.
Now onto the hillside.
Fully satisfied with our little photo shoot, we drove towards home and along the way we passed by a house with dogwood tree on its yard that is blooming. We stopped the car and took some pictures.
Last Sunday was a perfect spring day with spring flowers blanketing the ground and flowering trees blooming while the entire day the sky was a cloudless blue. Perfect day. Perfect skywatching day.
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