Today, I don't need to make believe. It feels different. I heard lawnmowers in the neighbourhood for the first time. A bud on our magnolia tree is starting to unfurl, with many more to follow. All of the spring flowers are open wide, drinking in the warm sunshine. The lilac buds look like they are just days away from blooming. There are butterflies in the garden and a new family of sparrows in one of our birdhouses. Meeko and I took a long walk at lunch and came back overheated rather than chilled to the bone.
|Prairie Crocus (plus the top photo)|
|Dasystemon Tulip (tulipa tarda)|
|Wood violets in the lawn|
|Daffodil (a lovely pale yellow but I don't remember its name)|
|Greigii Tulip 'Toronto'|
This is my first spring blogging and, when I read others' blogs, it really hits home how our spring weather is behind so many other areas--except for that weird dose of hot weather we got in March. It's hard to be patient sometimes, but then it feels really good when it does finally arrive!