On February 18, 1893, Alabama adopted the goldenrod as the official flower of the United States! Little did they know then that the goldenrod was such a yucky choice....it drives my allergies wild.....I think it is a weed....if it isn't ....it should be. But on September 6, 1927, the camelia was adopted as Alabama’s state flower. The yellowhammer was adopted as the state bird on the same day. I would have to say that my other favorite flower of spring is the Alabama State Flower - the camelia. They look so much like roses without the smell and their blooms are simply gorgeous. My favorite camelias are the peppermint ones.
My final favorite flower of spring is the jonquil. I have been noticing white ones, white ones with yellow throats, yellow with yellow throats. They remind me of fairies....don't ask me why....I guess it is because they are so tiny and fragile looking, yet seem to withstand cold and rain.
Yep, Spring has sprung.....at least it has in my world. I can't wait for the azaleas and hydrangeas to bloom. I love this time of year! Happy Tuesday to you all out there in Blogging Land!