Since I wrote my "Goodnight Winter" post on March 19th, I've been waiting for the day when I could write this post. In theory, I could have written it the next morning, but I had no spring-like photos to share, no spring-like weather for inspiration. Yesterday, finally, the first crocuses bloomed here. Yesterday, for the first time this year, the air was warm and fresh. The boys climbed the tree in the butterfly garden for much of the afternoon, and I pulled away some of the dry brown leaves of last year's garden looking for green. The first flowers of 2008 are more than a week later than last year's earliest blooms... and it has truly been a long, cold winter. Now, though more winter will come in an icy morning or a late snowfall, the walk into spring has begun and hope is blossoming along the trail.
photos by Aisling April 4, 2008: 1)crocus buds in the morning 2) hens and chicks 3) Tag on the garden trail