Christmas in bloom

It has been uncommonly warm lately. Usually it's only a few degrees above freezing this time of year, but it has hardly been below 10°C for the past two weeks. The magnolia in our garden is already budding and I even saw a tree in full bloom when I was over at my parents house for Christmas!

So today I decided to have a little peek in the park behind my house to see if there was anything in bloom there as well. I hadn't even reached the park before I spotted the first flowers and trees sprouting fresh new leaves!

The park itself had way more flowers than I expected and was full of the twittering of little birds.

 These look ready to burst!

These look ready to burst!

It is probably going to become a lot colder soon, but I love this little preview of spring. Only a few more months until the real thing!