As with many areas of the country (and unlike others), Seattle had the warmest January on record and it is looking like we will have the warmest February as well. As such, all the plants and critters around here are very confused.
Last weekend people were out mowing their lawns in full force. According to the teacher of my beekeeping class that I took last night, his bees are already out and actively collecting. This is way earlier than normal.
So, for all of you still under a foot or more of snow, I took some pictures to share. Enjoy!
Cherry blossoms (ornamental):
Crocus (these have been coming up for a few months now):
Pansies (these never stopped blooming since I planted them in the fall):
Other (I have no idea what this plant is, but it's blooming):