Today marks the official first day of Spring. Here in the Bay Area, signs have been visible for almost a month now. Where many have still been shoveling snow, we've been able to wear skirts without tights and picnic in the park without jackets.
When I'm feeling blue and in need of a pick me up, I like to bring fresh flowers inside. Last fall and over the winter, I added orchids to rooms as their blooms can last for months versus just a week or so. At the moment, two of my three orchid plants have died. The third, bloomless, is growing nicely, abandoned and forgotten in our laundry room.
I'm going to celebrate Spring by taking a walk around the neighborhood with Gates and seeing if we can capture a rainbow of blooms with my camera.
How do you celebrate Spring?
Top Six Blooms from 2011 Seen Today Flowers Series
If signs of Spring aren't yet visible in your neighborhood, here are five of the most popular blooms I've photographed from around the Bay Area (there was a tie for fifth place):
- Rock roses on the grounds of the San Francisco Friends School
- Roses from around our neighborhood
- Pink blossoms on Elgin Court
- Buds on the grounds of Temple Sinai
- A solitary bloom in North Berkeley
- A yellow bloom on the way to the Pleasant Hill BART station