Spring arrived last Tuesday morning.
Never mind what the calendar says.
I prefer to go by daffodils.
By frogs singing in the field under the starry skies.
By flowering cherries and magnolias and the primroses that line the drive.
A brisk spring walk down the road brings peeks of pink flowering trees
and sends me home with daydreams and sketches.
Oh, what a gorgeous color palette... sky and flowers!
All the neighbors have their weeding tools out and shout their greetings.
Our dogs have to sniff every one, wagging for joy.
Everything is budding, greening, and growing.
You've been gone too long.
And tulip season is just around the corner.
We may be the luckiest people on earth.
Spring in the valley.
Oh, yes, please!