The Markham arboretum in glorious Spring colors

What a difference a few storms made at the Markham arboretum, now wearing its vibrant Spring blues, greens and reds from blade of grass to treetop. The Galindo Creek meandering through the gardens remains a few feet at its deepest, hummingbirds have begun their courtships, but the countdown to summer has already begun.

Markham Arboretum
Markham Arboretum

The following photos were all taken yesterday during the course of a single walk through, taking advantage of the blooms we waited months to see. There were over twenty of them, so we decided to arrange them in a slide show for convenience. Below, that, you’ll find a short video of Anna’s hummingbirds courting.


The female hummingbird perched at the very top of a tree, is being buzzed by a male. The chirping sound you hear as he passes by is made by fanning out his tail feathers.


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2 Replies to “The Markham arboretum in glorious Spring colors”

  1. My goodness! It’s so nice to see all that fresh green “Spring” look surrounding you now. Wish I had some of it… we still have all the blah grey and brown “dead” look of late Winter here. And the lingering snow… and the mud. Sigh…

    Enjoy your new season while you can. Hopefully I’ll join you soon. 😉

    1. I hope you get some Spring color soon too. Ours will go to the summer browns soon enough. In fact, it will start this week as we’re going to be in the upper 80s. The rainy season is over we’ll get little (if any) rain for a few months. The rains this season helped, but we need so much more. In the meantime, we’ll enjoy the greenery while we can.

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