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Trees are Blooming and Spring Has Begun

Updated on September 11, 2013

The First Signs of Spring

Blooming Trees

The Redbud trees are in bloom. All across the Austin area, beautiful shades of white, purple and pink Redbud trees populate the area foliage. Parkways, motels and local office buildings plant redbud and other artificial fruit trees for their appealing color, both in the Spring and the Fall. As these new blooms mature, the rich colors stand out against the still dull colors of winter.

Trees Beginning To Bloom

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Greener Still

A few blades of green grass are peaking out of the brown dead straw from the cold winter. The clover weeds are prolific due to the drought and appear bright green on the lawn. Some local trees are awakening with light green leaves, their new growth. My front bushes are showing that same lime green color where new growth is manifesting.

This is a wonderful time of year to watch the daily changes of nature. A cold front is in our forecast with little or no expected effect on local temperatures. This front will increase our possibility for rain which is desperately needed. This past week, we witnessed a grass fire on the MoPac median during rush hour. Winds are blowing from the South and have created a tenderbox in the area with the dry conditions.

Warmer Weather On The Way

With the warmer temperatures, it may be time to bring out the Spring clothing. Our highs will be in the seventies this week. What great weather for Spring Break. The time change this weekend will allow more daylight in the evenings for outdoor activities. I plan on catching a few rays as time allows. It's time to think about planting a few flowers on the back porch. How about you? What will you do this next week to enjoy the Season change?

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    Paula Kirchner 6 years ago from Austin. Texas

    Pamela, I love the Jacksonville, FL area. The moss on the trees is so pretty and the coast is awesome. Pmccray, I imagine that you have had a very cold winter. I hope Spring finds you soon!

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    pmccray 6 years ago from Utah

    Living in Utah I feel like a bear coming out of hibernation. Voted up, marked useful and beautiful. Thank you for sharing this beautiful hub.

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    Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

    I live in Jacksonville, FL and we have the same trees in bloom. It is just beautiful. I love your pictures.

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    Paula Kirchner 6 years ago from Austin. Texas

    I appreciate the comments. Sounds like we are all glad to see the weather warming up and the feel of Spring in the air. Enjoy these great days.

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    Kathi 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

    It's nice to hear conditions in other parts of the country. I live in Michigan and while Spring is in the air, our temps are in the 40's and if were lucky they have reached 50 a couple time. No green sprouts yet. Thank you for sharing

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    BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

    Love those redbud trees - and here in NYC I am beginning to see bulbs sprouting. Ah, spring - you just have to smile and be happy.

    Thanks for the hub! Rated up!

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    breakfastpop 6 years ago

    I adore spring. I feel myself coming alive with the first buds that appear on the trees.