Early Spring in Kentucky
I hate winter. As spring arrives, my moods and my energy improve. Longer, warmer days with rays of sunshine peaking through not only bring me to life, but animate the gray. Yellows, purples, pinks, and white burst onto a canvas of green…all of the colors of early spring in Kentucky.
Bulb flowers like tulips usually dominate early spring in Kentucky. This year, they came out too early were frost damaged. Daffodils and lilacs did well, though. Redbud, pear, crabapple,magnolia, and red maple trees supply the color higher off the ground. Cool temperatures and plentiful rain keep the grass a deep green.
You do not have to go far to find the colors. Scenes like these cover the state. Redbuds line the highways. These photos start in our yard and span only about 6 miles along my running route. I get to enjoy these sites daily.
Spring weather in Kentucky is unpredictable with warm sunny days, drenching rains, and cold snaps. We all pray for the frost to stay away so that the colors will last a little longer. Frost is always a threat, though until after the Kentucky Derby, the first Saturday in May.
I hope you have enjoyed my photos of Early Spring in Kentucky. All of these pictures were taken in mid March. Come and see it for yourself if you get the chance. Sign up for Family Travel Escapades email of receive each blog directly. Upcoming posts will feature our hometown, Louisville, in late spring (Derby season), summer, and fall.