I went for a walk this afternoon, through the English Meadow, down to the veggie gardens and back up past the new landscaping being done by apartment 210. It was sunny when I started, but the sky soon clouded over and the wind picked up, and by the time I got back to my office I was wishing I had worn my flannel-lined jeans.
I had just about decided that winter was not only still here, but was showing no signs of ever leaving, when I walked past apartment 13. The photo shows what I saw; daffodils just starting to sprout and come up out of the soil. There might be some hyacinths there as well. A sure sign that spring is on its way.
I happened to stop off at the office, and what do you know? All the veggie seeds I had sent off for were in my mail box. Beans and corn and radish and carrots and everything else I am planning on planting and growing this summer. As I looked through the pile of packets I could almost feel the warm summer sun on my back and smell the wonderful aroma of soil and plants and gardens in the sun.
If I may I’d like to end with a poem;
Daffodils push up
Through cold wet winter soil
Shouting “Spring is Near“.