What signals spring for you? One of the most welcome signs of the season for me is blooming lilacs. We don’t have them where I live, but they are in the mountains about an hour’s drive from my home. The trick is that they bloom only a short time, and I’ve missed their show the last few years.
This year, I wound up the mountain in search of daffodils, another spring favorite. The early warm temperatures brought these out weeks ahead of schedule and they were almost all withered and gone. But the good side of the balmy weather is that the lilacs are early, too. What a welcome surprise!