For a rainy city like Seattle I am surprised to see the tree blossoming so soon. The first signs of spring came a few weeks away in mid-February when they usually start in mid-March. I am enjoying the earliness of spring as this is my last spring in Seattle before we start traveling in our airstream.
The early spring also means less store bought flowers and more foraging in m future. The property where we are renovating the airstream has a big bush of Pieris japonica Carnaval. Once it really starts blooming I shall have vases and vases full. I'm most excited to see the lily-of-the-valley bloom!