First sign of spring – Happy Chinese New Year Feb.10th. 2013 Welcome Year of the Snake !

Just down the road from my place, this Pussy-willow in bloom with furry catskins. CIMG2441 A sure sign of spring, Pussy-willow in bloom, at the time of Chinese New Year. Welcome to Year of the Snake. Once every 12 years.  A year we will not forget. Wikipedia images. Pussy willow used as Lunar New Year decoration.CIMG2443

Downtown Sechelt, an Almond tree in full bloom . CIMG2444 The Flowering Almond tree, or Prunus triloba, adds to the beauty of spring with its double pink blossoms. It reaches a height and width of 12 feet, growing in a rounded vase-type shape with green leaves that turn yellow in fall. More images.

Spring is on the way !

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