Spring in all its glory has arrived.......my first batch of violets in the yard. Tiny, yet strong, they push through the straw and dead leaves, determined to announce that winter is indeed over.
These are the deepest of the blue-violet color, there are others that are creamy with purple veins and golden throats. The flowers are tiny, the smell sweet yet very distinct. I love the way the leaves look like small green hearts.
It was eighty degrees today.....not only are the violets pushing their way to the sun, the peach trees are in full bloom too. I love the vivid clear colors of spring.......in the summer, the heat tends to soften colors, and fall takes on an earthy richness.......but the colors of the spring are vibrant, clear and bright.
I packed away the winter sweaters, got out my white jeans, and I am ready for anything!
We will still have some cool weather, there is black berry winter to deal with, and maybe even another frost, and in years past, an occasional snow.......it doesn't matter, once the flowers bloom, spring is here. I also saw two butterflies today, a beautiful large yellow one and a regal blue one. I suspect the hummingbirds will be buzzing our front door any day!
Spring promises, renewal, hope, that after the dark grays of winter, color and warmth.
People walk different in the spring, their eyes twinkle......baseball games, the smell of newly mowed grass, and the freshness of plowed earth, and every kid around knows school will end in a couple of months.
Today was also, St. Paddy's day, we are stuffed......full of cabbage, corned beef, potatoes and all things Irish. We have listened to Irish music, watched The Matchmaker, and joked about our Irish friends. Time for a cup of hot tea........good night, sweet dreams.