Where did spring come from? Only a few days ago everything was drab and gray. When my mom arrived on the first she commented on how dead all the trees were (she lives in Washington, where evergreens are way more common than in Ohio). But a few days into her visit we looked at the blooming tulips and daffodils, and she moved some wild onion out of my beds (and took some daylilies for her own garden) and trimmed the budded branches of the raspberries. And today, when she left, the peach tree has a million blooms on it and there was a green mist among the trunks along the side of the freeway as we drove toward the airport. So quickly! And so welcome!

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