“Is the spring coming?” he said. ” What’s it like?” “It is the sun shining on the rain, and the rain falling on the sunshine.” Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden
One of the most wondrous discoveries when I left my childhood home in Northern Canada to study at university was how amazing spring could be. Up north, spring was gray, cold and all about melting the snow accumulation. Now living even further south in Pennsylvania, spring is just magical for me. With a spectacular spring snow storm less than a week ago, I almost felt I was back in Canada. Almost. The nurseries cautiously had a few cold hardy spring flowers for sale this week and I was optimistically seduced into bringing them home. The planters on the front porch were filled with tulips, pansies, daffodils, pussy willow branches and favorite spring and Easter décor. Join me in welcoming Spring and Easter on the front porch.