I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that my 65-year old camellia was about ready to pop. Here are the before and after pics:
I have lots of bulb plants up and blooming...trees are leafing out...pollen counts are up (a/k/a "the joys of hay fever have begun"). The tall tree in the background is my California Redwood: it's an old giant. It isn't as showy as the camellia, but it is no less awe inspiring. Anyway, there's a bit more promise to the landscape these days, even if my body clock is going to feel all out of whack.