Spring Has Sprung
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
It is just possible that spring has finally arrived in Connecticut. It is a bit hard to tell right now because we are in the midst of a torrential downpour and the world is grey and gloomy but there is a faint haze of green on the trees and things are starting to sprout and bloom. I have been trying to hurry things on by indulging in my annual rereading of The Enchanted April and The Secret Garden. Please don't bring me back to reality by telling me that my reading of those books has nothing to do with the arrival of spring. I prefer to believe my book choices guide the world's seasons.
Before the endless rain began we did manage to go for a walk on the bike trail. It was gorgeously warm that day and I found all kinds of things blooming and bursting out.
I have no idea what that pretty yellow flower is. Does anyone know? It was blooming all over under the trees. I don't think I have ever noticed it before.
As you can see from these photos, we really don't have leaves on the trees yet. Spring is very late. However, my forsythia is blooming wildly and that is always a good sign. If it would ever stop raining I could go out and clear up my gardens and pretend I had a green thumb. The Secret Garden always convinces me that I will be a success at gardening this year. Obviously, my only problem is that I don't have a wonderful, walled garden to bring back to life.
What season is it where you live? Do you manage to keep plants alive? Tell me your secret.