The sun lights up a daffodil at Woodward park on south peoria on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. JOHN CLANTON/Tulsa World
Most of the trees in Tulsa are still grey and bare. The grass is still brown and frosty on chilly mornings. Signs of spring, though are starting to emerge. Pink buds are opening up on tulip trees while tulips brighten up flower beds and parks. Pockets of henbit bring color to yards quicker that bermuda grass.
Betty Hazelton, of Southwood Landscape and Nursery, says this year's spring is just about on time. Maybe a little early. The azaleas will open up soon, she says, and Tulsa residents will also see flowering quince, azaleas and creeping phlox as the weather gets warmer and spring arrives.
For photographers these splashes of color offer an interesting contrast to the stark gray background. They are also the first indicators that our the color will begin to return to our outdoor assignments.
A grape hyacinth blooms in midtown Tulsa on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. JOHN CLANTON/Tulsa World
A Saucer Magnolia, a deciduous magnolia sometimes called a tulip tree, blooms at 31st and Columbia in Tulsa on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. JOHN CLANTON/Tulsa World
Smaller than a dime, this variation on a perennial weed, blooms among other early weeds in the lawn at Patrick Henry Elementary School. JOHN CLANTON/Tulsa World
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