Monday, March 21, 2011

Happy Spring at Winterthur!

Awake, thou wintry earth -

Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!
~Thomas Blackburn 

 The March Bank at Winterthur was stunning this weekend with spring blooms of Glory-of-the-snow, Siberian squill, snowdrops and a few early daffodils.

Photos will never show hao beautiful it is in person!
I love this pink Glory-of-the-snow. You don't see many of these.

Looks like a snowdrop but this one is a Spring Snowflake.

Star Magnolias are just starting to open.

Looks like a pale pink Forsythia??

Lavendar crocus &
yellow Adonis.

Happy Spring little chipmunk!
Yes, you can come out and play:)


Robin Larkspur said...

Beautiful photos of Winterthur, but the favorite of course are the adorable chipmunk pix!

Marydon said...

Beautiful trip & visit ... love the little fella, tho!

Happy spring!

Jennifer Rose said...

what a cool looking twisty curvy tree :D

Deborah Adams,Long Beach, California. said...

Oh my! I've never seen the Glory of the Snow, and that crooked branched tree is to die for! Lovely images as usual Jen! ~ Deb

Lin said...

Things haven't quite blossomed here just yet....but it's getting close!

LOVE the chipmunk. :)

Anonymous said...

Wow...those shots are gorgeous! Nothing better than winter bare trees above a blanket of new spring blooms. It's such an exciting season change!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

This is like something out of a faerie tale. So beautiful!!!! That tree - those gorgeous white flowers - and that ADORABLE chipmunk!!! :) Theresa