Pine Pollen Already on March 19th

21 03 2012

It rained earlier and the pine pollen took the shape of the oak leaf that was on the driveway! You can see the veins.

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Peach Blossoms

15 03 2012


Peach Blossoms, originally uploaded by needlepointernc.

Our peach tree is in bloom already in the middle of March. Spring blooms are about a month early here in Raleigh. Our daffodils are already done blooming. Crazy weather.





Snake!

15 03 2012


Snake!, originally uploaded by needlepointernc.

This little snake came out for some sun when I was cleaning up the garden. I was getting ready to plant some peas. Check out the tongue.





Saucer Magnolia

7 03 2012

Saucer Magnolia , originally uploaded by needlepointernc.

It is March 6th and the Saucer Magnolias are in bloom already. The daffodils have been in bloom for a month already. The Bradford Pears just starting blooming. It is about a month ahead. Achoo….

This is the original shot. I used the ADB_Polapan preset in Lightroom 4 to make the above image and used an Elements frame effect to add the border.