Tag Archives: spring

An Unusual Combination

Cardinals, Forsythia, and Snow

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The Day Spring Came to Town

I can pinpoint almost exactly when spring arrived this year. When I went walking on March 7, I found that winter had not yet packed up all of its ice. But winter was clearly on its way out. Even in … Continue reading

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Spring Whites

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A Spring Walk

Before the caterpillar invasion, I went on a couple of springtime walks. I have often avoided spring walks in the past due to my concern over ticks, but this year I had permethrin-treated clothing. That made me feel a little … Continue reading

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SITY: First Violet of 2015

In my yard, the violet season of 2015 began on April 22nd, when the first bud opened.

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SITY: First of Many

Behold the first violet of 2014!

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SITY: Icy Surprise

I looked outside this spring morning, and what did I see? My husband said, “Marshall, did you wish for more snow?” Marshall replied, “No, I wished for no more snow!” Wish harder, Marshall, so that the winter weather will finally … Continue reading

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A Week of Spring

Monday: One of the most beautiful spring days ever. When my husband went to pick up Marshall at his bus stop, Livia and I sneaked out in our bare feet, sat upon the sun-warmed rocks, played with sticks, and admired … Continue reading

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Favorite Thing: Violet Vase

I love the flowers of spring. Violets are among my favorites. And when I first saw the springtime sea of violets surrounding our new house, I wanted to bring their beauty inside, but I had no vases small enough. I … Continue reading

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SITY: Moss Is Awesome

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