08 February, 2012

Delusional Spring

For my FUGLI Giveaway, go here.
I found out I was infested with Fugli's and I am not happy about it.

Other people who also suffer from Fugli's can go here to possibly eradicate Fugli populations.

All others stay here.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, but these Spring flower photos are headed for Minnesota where the Minnesotans will not see Spring for 3 more months.
Here, in the Willamette Valley, we get this absolutely divine two weeks in February - every year!- where the sun shines, it's warm outside and we know Spring is here. We start planting our gardens, we put a few hardy annuals in the ground, we shed our winter gear (trade heavier raincoat for windbreaker) and basically grab Spring Fever by the horns.

We are completely delusional.

Yes, we are.

Thank God for the plant nurseries who, thankfully, forget to stock up on the hardy annuals in February.
I can't do anything about you casting seeds into the your garden pit, but I've been there.

Shhhh...the Slugs are still asleep.
How this primrose survived last years marauding slugs? IDK - one tough mama..

Sunny Anemone

Winter Heather. Can you see the buzzing bee?
If the bees think it Spring, then it follows that it is Spring.
This is side-ways blooming Heather, a very unique variety

Trying stupid stuff with the macro, this is the only one that made the cut.
But now it's raining (lightly in our Spring deluge delusion and I can't won't go out and take another.

I only take these to torture my sister in Minnesota
who gets homesick for the big Oregon Delusion.

I saw some tiny Snowdrops behind the Currant bush on Sunday. . .


  1. I can't believe you have blooming flowers! I am going to have to take a walk and look around today. Maybe I just haven't noticed them. Glad you are trying different settings on your camera!

  2. It's so exciting to see early flowers! We have snow and ice here after a mild winter.


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