My pal Sarah says these are called Camellias. There are two big bushes/tress of them in my yard and they are so pretty and hardy. They stay in bloom for a long time and also bloom twice a year. Last year when it snowed here they were blooming in the snow.
There are also some pretty tulips blooming and you can see some purple iris pushing up. I am so excited for spring!
Lastly the lilac bush is budding. Lilacs are so touchy so every year I hope they will have a good season and last a while. Lilacs are my Mom's favorite flower and I think they are one of my favorites too. They smell so good.