First Signs of Spring

Spring is peeking around the corner.  As I walk through my neighborhood I notice the golden catkins of hazelnut cascading down.  You have to get up close and personal to see the tiny ruby-red flowers along the stem – but it is worth the search.  They are gorgeous.  Later, these jewels will swell into delicious hazelnuts.

Photo by Andrew McFee

Photo by Andrew McFee

The crocus and snow drops are in their full glory.  My three-year-old is as excited about the change of season as I am – she is professing their beauty and making little bouquets for the house.  I feel like I am beginning a treasure hunt as tender green shoots emerge from the warming soil.

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