I love winter, but I know that many (maybe most) people don’t. So for those of you longing for Spring, it’s beginning to emerge…

Flowering Quince

We have three quince bushes, each one producing a different color bloom. They began blooming in the winter and are all done now. The smallest bush has these beautiful peach-colored blooms. Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Flowering Quince

Our Flowering Quince bushes bloom anytime from December to March, and this year they began to bud in February.  By yesterday, the last day of the month, the buds had opened, and the blooms look lovely in our never-ending rain.    


We have three Flowering Quince bushes in our garden, each with blooms of a different color.  It took a while, but the peach-colored blooms are finally here…   “To analyze the charms of flowers is like dissecting music; it is one of those things which it is far better to enjoy, than to attempt to…

“Let the rain kiss you…”

Flowering quince in the rain “Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.”  (Langston Hughes)

Beauty In the “Dark Days of February” 2018

Dark.  Gloomy.  Rainy.  Foggy.  With a few exceptional days, this is what February has been like here in Northeast Georgia.  However, this also has been the warmest February on record, with many trees and other plants already budding or blooming…            

This Is Crazy!

It’s the warmest December on record in my corner of Northeast Georgia, and the Flowering Quince is blooming.  A blooming quince usually signals the end of winter.  This is crazy!