What Happened to Winter?

It’s been unseasonably warm in the Pacific Northwest this month, a record month, or nearly so, and meteorologists are beginning to suggest that our winter may be nearly over.

The plants in my yard certainly seem to think so. I’m pretty sure I’ve never seen an Iris appear this early before, but there’s actually two blooming in the front garden already.

First Iris of the Year

The Camelia always amazes me with its early blooms, but I don’t remember even it blooming this early before

First Camelia