Spring is springing, soon to be sprung
Driving through the neighborhood I noticed that a lot of flowering trees are presently doing just that. Buds are bursting through the twigs of pruned rose bushes everywhere. Calla lilies are already blooming profusely all over the yard, as well as other perennials, perhaps in time for Ash Wednesday (…or Lent, about which I know via my Catholic, Lutheran and Presbyterian relatives) rather than Easter, which is when I generally expect everything to be in full flowery display.
I can even detect the scent of blossoming citrus trees, which means ours will soon be perfuming the whole neighborhood. And the wisteria always follows quickly in all its purple glory, rivaling our lavender lilacs. Oh yeah, and jasmine, three kinds, not to mention freesia, lavender and gardenias.
So spring is early again — due I suppose to the recent rains and current warm weather — when a walk through our yard is almost a painfully sweet experience. I love springtime — my favorite California season.
The year before last I took pix for my not-quite-fully abandoned Instagram account from which I will purloin some samples to display, pretty much, how things are beginning to look around here.
Incidentally, I always will be grateful to seren3 for calling (the very pregnant) me twenty-five years ago to coax us to come see a property “for sale by owner” that she and her then husband discovered on a Sunday drive. They had been cruising local neighborhoods and checking out open houses, knowing we were looking to buy, though not at such a distance from where we lived at the time in Studio City. But it was a balmy spring day and everything was in full bloom, hooking us instantly!
We moved in on Memorial Day and have never regretted our decision.
Image Credit » image by BodieMor