Springtime in San Antonio, TX!!

It’s my favorite time of the year–SPRING!  It’s not “officially” here yet–I think the “first day” is on March 20–but for all intents and purposes, spring has sprung in San Antonio!  The weather’s been beautiful the last few days–cool, not cold; warm, not hot.  We can open windows in the evening and I’ve even had my air conditioner on for short periods!   Spring here is so wonderful, and so brief!  Within a month, we’ll be having some honest-to-goodness heat, so it’s great to enjoy this time while it lasts!

My yard is greening up.  Trees are coming out.  All the plants that my yard service cut back are popping out new growth like crazy.  And, today, I saw the real sign of spring in the hill country and San Antonio–bluebonnets!

This batch was in a neighbor’s yard, and includes some pink bluebonnets as well!  I still haven’t seen many along the highways yet.  Sadly, we had a rather dry winter so there may not be a bumper crop of bluebonnets this year, but we enjoy the brave ones that bloom and hope for a better crop next year.

Here’s something else I saw in my neighborhood–the beginnings of a great crop of  peaches!

I’ll have to keep an eye on this tree and get real friendly with those neighbors!  Fresh peaches–yum!  Nothing better, except maybe peach butter, peach preserves, peach ice cream, peach cobbler, sliced peaches, and so on and so on and so on!!   Last year, friends of mine got over 50 pounds of peaches from their backyard tree!  Not counting the ones that fell to the ground or that the birds go to first!  Washington DC has its cherry trees, around here we have our peach trees!  So beautiful!

If you’re in the area, I hope you take some time and enjoy our spectacular spring!  Don’t put it off–it won’t last too long!  If you’re where it’s still cold and spring won’t really get to you until May, my condolences!  Sorry you have to wait so long!  But hope you enjoy your spring whenever it decides to get there!

Note to self:  time to go buy some plants and get them in the ground!  Summer heat will be here before we know it!