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Is Spring Finally Here?

A blue sky spreads to infinity. Glaring sunlight seeps into frost-bitten soil. The early spring bulbs raise their heads from slumber.

It’s Spring at last. The calendar says so. That would be March 20 at 9:15 am (PDT) for the Spring Equinox in the northern hemisphere.

But some weather channels hint that another late blast of snow may blanket the ground again.

Could winter give up it’s hold already?

I’m sure all my friends in the northeastern United States are beyond sick of shoveling snow and hunkering down as another blizzard pounds them. So what if the groundhog saw his shadow? That was MORE than six weeks ago now, so enough!

In case winter is holding you hostage, I’m going to share some photos of spring on the blog today.

Crocuses are the early bloomers in my yard.


Tulips like to raise their heads, too, but since Easter came early this year, those Dutch tulips in my beds will wake up a little later.


Even with the blue sky, it’s still sweatshirt weather in my backyard.


People in my neighborhood are more than ready for the season of flowers.

This is the sight from my office window.

A picture popped up in my “memories” that made me realize one sign of springtime I’ve been missing for the past couple years.

The tree my mom gave us at our second home.

Maybe I’ll need to plant a flowering plum tree somewhere in our yard. If the HOA grants permission.

Our grass stays green most of the year (with watering in July and August), but the sound of mowers is a sure sign that spring has sprung.

This was titled “How to mow” but I would suggest wearing actual shoes.

What is the tell-tale sign of spring in your world? Is spring your favorite season?