Wednesday, February 3, 2010

First signs of spring by k

I remember this time last year. I wrote about the wild irises sprouting on the mountain...spring had arrived! A year later, I know that spring is not here yet and that the mountain will slowly reveal all its treasures over the next months. Spring is a long drawn out process here. Some trees are already in bloom, but most are still bear. And I have to feel a little sorry for the trees that are blooming because it's still freezing out! They get fooled by the bright sun that warms things up during the day, but it's still definitely winter here.