Monday, February 4, 2013

Surprised by Spring

Sometimes you can sense it coming.  Sometimes you notice when the daffodil stalks break through the ground.  Sometimes you see buds swelling on a tree that has been dormant so long you can't quite remember what it looked like with leaves.  Sometimes you just notice the warmth of the sun on your face and you remember what heat feels like.

But sometimes, the coming of spring surprises you.  Sometimes you don't notice spring bulbs or swelling buds.  And sometimes, on a cloudy day in February, it is hard to remember the warmth of the sun.  But then you turn a corner and see something like this:

And you know that whether you noticed it or not, spring is coming. 


  1. Wow, absolutely gorgeous! I've seen a few daffodils and a couple crocus here and there, but nothing as definitive as that!

  2. Wow! That's so pretty! I haven't noticed any blooming trees here yet. Although, I noticed today it was actually hot, not just warm. That pretty much indicates to me that spring is here!

  3. That is so beautiful. It gives me hope for the spring that will arrive here in a couple of months. -Jean