February in the Garden – Spring in Northern California

View from my hotel room in Manassas, VA

View from my hotel room in Manassas, VA

Wow, it’s the last day of February! Where did that month go? Of course, it’s the shortest of the year, but still. I’ve been in VA the last week for a meeting, you might have noticed the lack of posts. I gave my first presentation which required a lot of preparation and I wasn’t able to spend much time on my blog. But, I have a backlog of pictures and posts that will go out in the next few days. And, I am tired of restaurant food and craving vegetables and salads. I will be spending mucho time in my kitchen.

With apologies to those of you in the midst of winter (especially my friends in the Boston area), I came home to spring. And it is all the more appreciated by the contrast. Here is a quick snapshot.

More snow today, just before the trip home to CA

More snow today, just before the trip home to CA

California here I come!

Tulip Magnolia in the back yard is almost finished and starting to leaf out.

Tulip Magnolia in the back yard is almost finished and starting to leaf out.

Jasmine is scenting the air

Jasmine is scenting the air

Roses are leafing out

Roses are leafing out

Buds on my potted fig tree

Buds on my potted fig tree

It’s good to be home.

3 thoughts on “February in the Garden – Spring in Northern California

  1. What a great post! Your tulip magnolia and jasmine pictures have me hoping that spring will be around the corner here in the mid-Atlantic states. But alas, there’s a few more weeks left. I love gardening too, and have assigned a special category on my blog for it. Can’t wait for the spring though to actually take my camera out and capture some colors 🙂

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      • Oh thanks so much Liz, by blogging I’ve really got into photography and food styling. Outdoor pictures are a breeze, it’s the inside ones that need perfection. Thanks for your compliments, I’m no Master Gardener, but I try 🙂

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