January 31, 2012

almost in bloom

I'm not, in general, hankering for spring.
It's been such a mild winter, cold enough to wear scarves and hat and mittens galore, but not so cold that you just can't go outside. It's the kind of winter I love, so I'm really in no hurry for it to end.

But I couldn't resist this little pot of hyacinths this week, and looking at them, nearly there, taller and closer to blooming each morning, has brought spring to the edge of my mind.
Just around the corner, almost in bloom, who knows what's to come.

And you?Are you thinking of spring yet?