Weekend bliss in the garden and following the Sonoma County blossom trail! Delicious Peach Blossoms 桃の花, Petaluma, CA. In Japan, March 3rd is celebrated as both “Hinamatsuri (Doll’s Festival)” and “Momo no sekku (Peach Festival)” because of the peach blossom season. These peaches should be ready to eat in July. http://on.fb.me/1moDGue
The generous rainfall unleashed this week was terrific! The garden and plants are soaked and our early Sonoma County spring is unfolding with bursts of energy. These beautiful red Quince blossoms have arrived just in time to highlight a colorful Valentine’s celebration.
Purple Saucer Magnolia blossoms. It was cool and overcast in Sonoma County today. The rainfall last night and carryover this morning was a welcome sight, much needed and greatly appreciated!
Happy February! In addition to the colorful camellia bushes dotting our Sonoma County landscape, the next wave of early spring blossoms include white Star Magnolia Stelleta trees and flowers.
Winter months are mild in California and local hummingbirds continue to visit frequently. We supplement their daily intake from hanging feeders and enjoy spotting our feathered friends year round. Join in! It’s easy, rewarding and you’ll be surprised how quickly they find your feeders. http://www.hummingbirds.net/feeders.html
28 Days of Autumn ~ Infographic summary
Thanks everyone for your input and participation concerning my recent “28 Days of Autumn” photo series. I created a couple Infographics revealing some interesting demographic insights by examining parallel social media results and findings generated across Facebook, WordPress, Pinterest and Twitter. I was delighted to see a 22% trend increase in visits and traffic on my blog and amazed by the international exposure and shared global passion for fall season. I’ll wrap up and finish a leaf and color survey and video compilation this weekend. One of my 2014 online projects is to promote, host and cultivate a new Facebook business site to increase customer foot traffic for a local nursery and possibly leverage, find and engage new prospects and customers with similar visual seasonal promotions and campaigns.
28 Days of Autumn
Day 28 ~ Bradford Callery Pear ‘Pyrus calleryana’ — Petaluma, CA Sonoma County.