Friday, April 2, 2010

Spring Has Sprung

After what has been a super cold winter for us, things are growing, blooming and flooding the air with pollen. The allergic in the family (including the dog) are sneezing and itching and blowing…but it’s SPRING! There is evidence all around...

A volunteer snapdragon

Dogwood blossoms

New maple leaves

Persian shield coming back from the dead

One teeny basil seedling--grow, baby!

So excuse me while I go enjoy the warm sun and soft breezes of April.  Here's wishing you a warm and wonderful weekend.


Meredith said...

Oh, Kathy, your dogwoods are blooming! For me that is the perfect accompaniment to Easter. F.'s mother, who is Romanian Orthodox, sent us dried basil that had been steeped in holy water for a month, given as a blessing this time of year. I much prefer your beautiful seedling, with its promise of life. :)

Claire M said...

Beautiful blossoms and spring growth!!

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Meredith: Let's hope I can nurse that seedling into a viable plant--I always start with high hopes! What a nice and unique gift from your mother-in-law.

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Claire: There's definitely something in the air (not just pollen). :)