Oh, it is so good to see spring's color again! The forsythia is in full bloom, and the daffodils are beginning to open and show their cheerful, sunny faces. The hyacinth, with its intoxicating aroma and breath-takingly beautiful blossoms, has pushed its way up through the hard packed soil. (Note to self: plant more hyacinth bulbs this fall). Patches of green grass are showing up everywhere, and the trees are full of swollen red and green buds. Yes, we New Englanders have successfully made it through another winter, and the cold winds and snow are now only a memory.
We were blessed this past weekend with lovely, warm weather which allowed us to get much of the spring clean-up finished. Lawns were raked; flower-beds cleaned out; garlic was uncovered; puppies frolicked and played (under the careful supervision of Little #8); walks were taken; bikes were ridden, and drinks were sipped on the porch. Oh, it was a good weekend! The vegetable seeds have arrived, and the soil is finally dry enough to work with, so I have big plans for the upcoming week since the sun is expected to shine with temperatures climbing into the 70's and possibly 80's. It's here! It's finally here! Have I mentioned how excited I am that spring is finally here?