- If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
Anne Bradstreet--Meditations Divine and Moral
Sometimes one has to look no further than what is right in front of us to see the beauty that surrounds us daily. As I walked around our yard today, I realized that winter was becoming a distant memory. And while I appreciate each season for its unique gifts, I think the transition from winter to spring is exceptionally liberating. There's something freeing about exchanging its heavy layers for spring's more diaphanous ones.
Below are some spring images from my own yard.
|One of the first signs of spring|
|The vegetable garden two weeks ago|
|The vegetable garden today|
|Rhodies! Washington's State flower|
|Lilacs! My favorite sign of spring in the NW|
|My side garden|
|The ladies in waiting|
I am grateful for these longer, warmer days. I know they're unusual and that we may soon get the more typical "June Gloom." But for now, I'll savor the sun, the flowers, the blue skies and perfect temperatures.