Monday, March 23, 2009

Springtime's bustin' out all over!

"Welcome to Dublin"!

These white trees are flowering like CRAZY right now... they're perfuming the air with their pungent, sweet smell. The petals fall and that's our version of "snow"! (see them behind the city sign in the above photo)

Our state flower, the California Poppy. It's a wildflower that grows all over the hills to signify the arrival of spring; it opens in the sun and closes up at night or when the fog and clouds roll in.

They're gorgeous!


  1. I can't wait until our spring arrives! We have a few trees budding, and some flowers are coming up, but the cold will not go away.

    Your photos are great, a nice reminder that spring will soon be in full bloom everywhere.

    Beautiful colors on those flowers!

  2. Thanks! We had a warm spell and then a cold snap recently (complete with a dusting of snow on the surrounding mountains, even though Dublin is in the SF Bay Area). I think we're seeing about the last of our cold for the year.

  3. I miss the poppies since we've left California! :(

    Since you do so much photography you might want to consider participating in Small Town Snapshot Sunday.