Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

March 6, 2010

Spring Has Sprung

Thanks to our El Nino winter, everything has bloomed at least a month earlier than usual. Our thundercloud plum trees are the prettiest they've ever been!

I liked how the cloud looked with the trees and bright blue sky.


  1. Oh how wonderful! We don't have anything blooming but we do have 40 degree weather. :-) Went out without a jacket!!! Can't wait for things to start blooming here. The snow is still on the ground but melting.

    Thanks for sharing the photos. :-)

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  3. Woo!

    Thunderclad plum trees? They look gorgeous.

  4. Just heard last night that the temp is supposed to drop this week w/ cold rain. I'm sure the blossoms will all be knocked off. Ya'll can have your spring. I'm 100% winter.

    WR - Actually it's 'thundercloud'. Not sure why though. The leaves turn an amazing deep purple colour in summer. They thrive up here and are EVERYWHERE. Everywhere you look you see these pink blossoms.

  5. Of course after I post these photos, we get a cold snap, and it actually was snowing earlier this morning!!