Hope you give and get some love today, whether it’s between you and a sweetie, family, kids, pets, and/or plants! Here is my valentine to you.
The neighbor’s pink camellia blossoms are already emerging. Seems early but maybe I’m just paranoid at this point.
Coral-bark maple seen in a nearby parking strip, maybe a new planting since I didn’t notice it until recently.
It’s violet time!
Ribes (flowering currant) species of unknown name, planted in a rockery (well, a stumpery actually, since the beds are rimmed with big tree sections) near my house.
Rained-on radicchio in my front veggie patch. Doesn’t it look like a raw red heart?
And, last but not least, this emerging tulip foliage with its red edges delicately rimmed in dewdrops looked just like the perfect Valentine heart to me.
Hope you have a good Valentine’s day, however you celebrate it (or don’t)!