I feel like I am emerging from a cocoon. In this case the cocoon was a 7 month long Pacific Northwest Winter – over 100 inches of rain since October and counting. I really am grateful that the drought in the rest of California south if us has been declared over. But I am more than ready for this long rainy winter to end. The good news is that we are starting to get a few sun days in between stints of Spring showers. Our yard is starting to come alive in flowers. The camellias and native azaleas are blooming and so are the bluebells.
My English husband looks for these blooms each year to remind him of fields of them in his native Yorkshire when he was a boy. Right now I am grateful to be sipping a glass of merlot as the sun baks through the clouds and lights up the corner windows as I write this. Happy Spring all!!