|23 March 2011. No more tulip magnolias; the tree will be green until late autumn. And I lost my wager that the rose would bloom by the equinox (it does have plenty of buds).|
Having begun documenting the blooming sequence at this latitude (about 31° N.) and on the Gulf of Mexico (well, just where the continental shelf ends and from here south is alluvial), I thought I might post a couple of snapshots, since the light was very good. My English friends are better art photographers of nature than I am, but if you live in North Dakota you can take these as a promise of Spring to come.