SOLSC Day 3
I am so ready for Spring. Despite the cold, rain, ice, winds and snow of yesterday I do believe that plants and bushes in my yard are ready for spring as well.
First of all there is the pussy willow. We had it really cut back last year and I wasn’t sure if we would have willows this year or not. Look at the buds. If you look closely you can see that some willows are starting to pop as well.
Being Byzantine, pussy willows as well as palm was always blessed in our church on Palm Sunday.
Then there is the lilac bush. It might be hard to see, but it also is filled with loads of buds.
When these bloom we always cut off some branches and bring them into the house. They smell so good. Every year when the white lilacs are in bloom a man we do not know stops and asks if he may cut some blooms. They are his father’s favorite. Of course we tell his “Yes”. Glad our flowers can bring some joy to his father.
Finally there are the daffodils. You can see them poking their green shoots up through the leaves that have kept them warm for the winter.
The yard is ready and I am ready. Bring on Spring!