Each year, as Winter reluctantly leaves and Spring eases gently into season, the flowers return.
One of the first to appear in my neighbourhood is Glory-of the snow. Its full common name is Lucile's Glory-of-the-snow; Lucile being the wife of the Swiss botanist Pierre Edmond Boissier according to Wikipedia
Next, typically are the crocuses.
Then Daffodils appear. First in Malls being sold to support charities, but then in local gardens.
One of the most interesting (to me) flowers appears about the same time as the Daffodils. Those are the Grape Hyacinths. Tiny little blue/purple flowers, they are best appreciated when viewed up close.
You know Spring has hit its full stride once the tulips bloom.
I hope you found at least one image to your liking.
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