More proof of spring

As if the tulips last week weren’t enough.

We had temperatures over 70dF over the weekend, so I went to my favorite walking trail yesterday, and this is what I saw:

Mt. Rainier from the ballfields at the beginning of the trail.
Mt. Rainier from the ballfields at the beginning of the trail.
I think these are some sort of feral crabapple.
I think these are some sort of feral crabapple.
This is what they look like from a distance.
This is what they look like from a distance.
This is just a view down the trail.
This is just a view down the trail.
Bloomed-out pussy willow blossoms.
Bloomed-out pussy willow blossoms.
This flower is called Siberian miner's lettuce, poor thing.
This flower is called Siberian miner’s lettuce, poor thing.
Elderberry blossoms.
Elderberry blossoms.
Salmonberry blossoms.
Salmonberry blossoms.
More trail through the Douglas firs.
More trail through the Douglas firs.
walk 4
Wild currant blossoms.
Western bleeding heart blossoms.
Western bleeding heart blossoms.

That’s a fair number of species in bloom for this early in the year.

And then I came home, where I couldn’t resist a photo of the phlox and aubrieta that ate New York.  I brought both of these home in four-inch pots about nine years ago.

Lavender creeping phlox twining with purple aubrieta.
Lavender creeping phlox twining with purple aubrieta along my front walk.

See?  More proof of spring (I always need as much proof of spring as I can get this time of year).