Have you ever learned a new word and then immediately noticed that the very word you didn’t know a week ago is being used all the time now? Clearly, the word was being used by others before it was learned by us and it just took us stopping to notice the word once before we really noticed it at all. That's how this spring feels to me. Four days ago I didn't think spring was anywhere close and then I turned a corner and came face-to-face with a tree draped in pink blooms. And now I'm seeing signs of spring everywhere.
In my own front yard, the daffodils have emerged.