Through a combination of an early arrival and a late spring, we arrived in Maine to find the forsythia in bloom. forsythiaI realized that I haven’t seen this in ten years, since we moved to the desert.  But, probably because it was not part of my childhood, I wasn’t really missing it.  It’s a wonderful announcement that winter is past.P1000545Now the forsythia has all gone green and the lilacs have burst out all over.P1000548I’ve been told that lilacs tell us when it is safe to plant tender crops.  Today I went out to buy annuals, flowers and herbs for the bits of garden around our cottage.  A lot of others had the same idea; the garden center was crowded.  So I guess I’m not too far behind schedule on this.

Happy spring to those who have waited a long time for it this year.

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