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forsythia in January: Sunday run serendipity (pics)

Monday, January 14, 2013

it was pretty cold (37 and lower with the windchill) and very gray, but about 12 miles into my 16 mile run, i ran across these as i was heading generally toward home from Luxembourg Garden. They brightened my day and will maybe brighten yours. I whipped out my hand-me-down iphone3 to take a picture though it took longer than my 36-second walk interval.


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1BEACHWALKER 2/17/2013 2:04AM

    I love forsythia! We used to have them in our yard in OH. That phone takes good photos!!! I was thinking of getting an iphone! emoticon

Thanks, by the way for stopping by my page and congratulating me on my 40# trophy and coming to my party!! emoticon emoticon

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SHOOPETTE 1/21/2013 1:46AM

    trs belles photos!

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GINIEMIE 1/20/2013 1:41PM

    Just a bit of yellow to brighten things up. I generally don't care for Forsythia, but I love daffodils, lilies of the valleys, snow drops and hyacinths. Seeing a flower-any kind when the weather is cold is heart warming.
Thanks for sharing and congratulations on your walk.
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JUNEPA 1/16/2013 6:54PM

    That is interesting that the early bloomers are all yellow and without leaves first, winter jasmine, witch hazel and forsythia.

It is like a bright upper (not chemical, emotional lol) on a gray day.

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LINDAKAY228 1/16/2013 11:26AM

    So very pretty! Great way to brighten the cold day!

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    Thank you for sharing. I'm getting antsy to see some blooms around here, but it'll be a while...

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NATPLUMMER 1/15/2013 9:42AM

    Very beautiful!! Great job on the very chilly 16 miler!!

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CODEMAULER 1/15/2013 8:59AM

    Thanks for the day brightener!

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SWEDE_SU 1/15/2013 6:43AM


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LIZALOT 1/15/2013 5:13AM

    Gorgeous, but just to be pedantic, it looks more like winter jasmine. I have some in my little garden. Flowers between November and March. Then the leaves appear.
And congrats on the 16 miles! :-)

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CLAIREINPARIS 1/15/2013 4:11AM

    Such pretty flowers, they must suffer in the snow today!

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WINDSURFNERD 1/14/2013 8:15PM

    Forsythia! It doesn't grow much in California but I love it for the bright sprays of color and because it blooms when very little else is. Thanks for sharing!! emoticon

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MADAMES 1/14/2013 7:01PM

    I love forsythia! Vegetation is trying to bloom here...daffodils are up about 6 inches, and many fruit trees are budding. I'm sure some cold weather in the next few weeks will zap a lot of things.


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SLENDERELLA61 1/14/2013 6:27PM

    Lovely. Thanks for taking the time. Running has so many joys - expected and unexpected!! Keep Sparkin'!!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 1/14/2013 5:04PM

    Very pretty. We have as lot of forsythia around here, but none of it is blooming now! It is green, however, and is usually one of the first to burst out in the spring.

It doesn't look like these plants have any leaves -- is that an optical illusion?

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