Budding Hopes

Springtime brings a proliferation of colors, shapes, and the promise of beauty and fragrance yet to come.

From the rhododendron laden with heavy buds ready to burst open, to thousands of delicate light blue to dark purple flowers on the pleasingly pungent rosemary bushes beckoning bumblebees and hummingbirds to partake of the feast, and the multitude of dogwood bracts getting ready to impress us with their hues and aromas, the garden is alive and well this year.

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It’s a blustery day, Pooh!
Double Rainbow
The morning started with sunny blue skies in the east, menacing dark clouds to the west, winds howling through the trees and strewing broken branches around the neighborhood, with heavy rainfall creating lakes in the streets and waterfalls from the eaves.

All in all, a typical April day here in the Pacific Northwest — though maybe not the type of weather the outdoor Saturday Market was hoping for as they celebrate the opening day of their new season. Continue reading “Rainbows”