While today isn’t our first day of sunny, warm temperatures or even the first appearance of spring color, something about the quality of the light, the chipper bird activity (robins are really going at it–watch out earthworms!) and a slight chill to the breeze, makes this feel like an honest-to-goodness, midwestern spring day.
I especially like this time of year; very “early days” spring, when Scilla carpets the just-turned green grass with a lovely complimentary blue and the faintest hint of yellow dots the forsythia bushes, but most trees and shrubs still cling to the brown tinges of winter. Something big is coming.
It’s hard to believe just two days ago the backyard looked like this, and I was scraping ice off the fountain.
3 thoughts on “Today, It Really Feels Like Spring”
We’ve had a very warm and early spring. It snowed once for about ten minutes. As a result, spring came early. The horse chestnut trees are in flower already and most of the trees have those lovely fresh green leaves. Every year I love April more and more.
Wow, we feel months away from horse chestnuts in bloom–one of my favorite blooming trees.
Our spring has been on the chilly and iffy side 🙂 I just started planting things last weekend.