Spring in our beautiful valley begins with splashes of unbelievable yellow.
It's so bright it looks almost artificial.
But it's not.
It's as if nature is shouting, "WAKE UP!!!"
We come out of hibernation, stealing hours to cycle, to garden, to sketch and picnic and photograph for hours.
I'm intrigued with the reflections...
Flowers and sky in the puddles between the rows.
The addictive scent of spring is so strong I can smell it calling me from inside.
The tiny violets, flowering trees, forsythia and all the rest mingle in that signature smell of springtime.
It's like walking in a storybook here in the Skagit Valley when spring arrives.