Yay! Today is the first day of Spring! The season is really strutting it's stuff this year, as witnessed by the Chanticleer Flowering Pear tree outside my window. I've been watching it for the past couple of days, and this morning I'm seeing the first blooms.
Our temperatures hit 80 degrees this weekend, so we took the opportunity to turn over some dirt for (I promise, Sweetie) one last flower bed.
It was lovely being outdoors this weekend. The iris bulbs that I got from a neighbor last fall, are sprouting up nicely. Daffodils, hydrangeas and crocus are popping up. I stopped by our library last Friday and the planters out front are bursting with pansies and tulips. I love that our town puts so much effort into gardens and landscape.
And, how can I post about Spring unless I include a new baby? This is Chloe, my friend Terry's 5-month-old miniature Australia shepherd. We met for coffee yesterday and sat outside on the patio. I wish I had a nickle for every person who stopped to coo over her and give her a pat. It seems no one can resist a puppy and she brought lots of smiles to an already beautiful, sunny spring day.
We may get some snow later in the week, and that's okay. It was great having a little taste of Spring and a glimpse of warm weather ahead.