Oh my lord. It’s finally here. SPRING. And not just the date on the calendar, but the actual feeling of spring in the air. It feels like the earth is starting to breathe again. Early spring has been a very special and magical time to me for years and years. After living in a world of white, brown, and gray for too many months, the sudden explosion of color and life is indescribable. That first warm day when you can walk outside in a t-shirt? Does it get any better than that??
This year has been very different than last year, as far as the winter-spring transition goes. Last year on my birthday (March 22) I was out taking pictures with no jacket on, with everything in full bloom. This year? A snowstorm! However, I feel like the way winter is lingering is just going to make us appreciate warm spring days even more once they arrive. Which better be next week.
Today was in the high 40’s and sunny with the big white fluffy kind of clouds, so I went for my first springtime walk. Here are some of the signs of new life I encountered: