Full tilt spring

Honeysuckle 1

Washington has much shorter growing seasons than I was accustomed to when I lived in California. Once spring gets going here it unleashes growth that at times seems riotous, wild, unstoppable. The native honeysuckle is a case in point.

Honeysuckle 2

It seems like plants go from tender, tentative vines to bushes filled with a fireworks of blossoms in days.


Hummingbirds love these flowers; I was buzz bombed by one a year or two ago as I moved in on a flower. The only thing they lack is that heady fragrance that cultivated blossoms have. But the wild roses that are starting to bloom now have that nicely covered.

6 thoughts on “Full tilt spring”

  1. That kind of surge of beautiful new growth is heart-warming. I always feel a sense of renewal and hope. Not for long, of course, ’cause winter comes, but it’s better than nothing! 🙂 In this area, you can plant a bush, leave it untended, and it about a year or two it will be a full-grown tree. Which means, of course, that I’m trimming bushes a lot! 🙂

    Wishing you and your talented hubby a great weekend!

  2. Wishing that our spring would become riotous and run rampant. Fat chance, so far. Bring it on, buds and blooms, bring it on!!

  3. Ahhhh spring – ain’t it lovely? Great photos . I’ve been noticing that the wild roses are starting to bloom over here too – I do love them so.

  4. Yup, northern springs SPRING into bloom crazily. I missed most of that this year. But, there are compensations . . .

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