The almanac tells us that the vernal equinox arrives today at 12:57 p.m. EDT, but I am afraid to get my hopes up. After over 13″ of this
cold white stuff here in RVA, I can’t even write or speak that 4-letter word anymore. I spent Spring Break last week searching throughout South Carolina for signs of Spring. While even the blossoms in the Palmetto state are running behind, these photos capture signs of the new season that will be arriving here with any luck in a couple of weeks.
First azalea blossom spotted on Hilton Head Island
Bradford pear in full bloom
Purple hyacinth in aromatic glory
Red buds on the verge of popping
Saucer magnolia already shedding
its delicious looking
creamy pink and white buds
Delicate green leaflets
Pekin ducks with a mallard friend enjoying a sunny morning along the Reedy River in Greenville
Fingers crossed that Mother Nature doesn’t decide to play an April Fools trick on these guys or us.