At first, I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me. This can’t be?!! It’s January. However, much to my delight — the bloom is very real. Upon close examination, I spotted a few more buds — ready to bloom. Looks like the over abundance of rain, a few sporadic rays of sunlight and mild temperature is fooling the Rhododendron bush into believing spring has arrived. While I am very excited to see this, I just hope the spring weather isn’t just an illusion. And old man winter is still lurking… waiting to unleash its freezing touch.
Mean while, for those of you who are as sick of winter as I am — hope this picture will help brighten your day. 😀