There are so many great things about spring but one of the most exciting aspects is the changes that are occurring on a daily basis across the landscape. Blink, and you will probably miss something!
First, green daffodil leaves pop up amidst a brown and grey canvas.
Then, tiny crocus blooms, only visible if I happen to walk up to them, dot the ground here and there.
Next, a subtle green carpets the woods. It’s the beginning of the undergrowth, which will consume the woods by midsummer, rising to 4 feet tall in places.
Now, it’s time for the daffodils to bloom.
Not far behind, the hyacinths, which I think are my absolute favorite flower to smell.
And simultaneously, tiny buds are visible on all the trees. The grand finale? The flowering fruit trees, which make me want to move to an orchard, or at the very least, buy one of every fruit tree from the local nursery. Where do tulips fall in this lineup, you ask? Good question, since my annual spring splurge on one or two bouquets comes from the grocery store. (Turns out the deer love them too.)
And last, but not least, check out what I found on my last walk in the woods… yep, that’s an Easter egg from last year’s hunt, another survivor of the long, cold winter.
Regardless of whether you’re in search of a cool find, or just yearning for some fresh air, now is a great time to walk through the woods!