Last week, I saw these blossoms leaving work one day.
I had noticed the buds earlier, but there’s that pink glow trees get in February when buds start to swell and I passed by hurrying in until one evening I saw them and got a whiff of the scent at the same time. Oh my!
I think they’re a few weeks early, but we haven’t actually had winter yet, just averagely coldish weather in the 40’s F. Still, these things are magical, coming in midwinter, giving a lift of relief to the beautiful starkness.
I’ve been meaning to go to Dumbarton Oaks to see the snowdrops, which I’m pretty sure are out, and to see whether the magical flowering quince is out there as well.
But what a treat to see these! And all week long, no extra visit required!