I've been so busy writing about art, I haven't even mentioned how very lovely it is here this spring on our beautiful MSU campus.
I'm sure many of you (at least if you're in the upper midwest) have experienced the same thing -- a very early spring with a dazzling display of flowering trees.
Here's Rick's house -- that crabapple is very nearly green leaves now, but how wonderful to look out his office window and see that great tree.
The blooms just made me smile!
Closer to home, my favorite green and white tulip is starting to bloom! This is one of my favorites!
And my neighbor Rosie's lilacs are blooming!
Oh, they smell wonderful! I don't know I've ever seen lilacs in April right here!
And on MSU's campus, I enjoyed these wonderful trees everyday when I came to work, until they, too turned green!
Meanwhile, at nearby Beal Gardens, there's lots of green, and soon the plants will be rich and full.
We've all been living in fear of being blasted by a late spring storm -- even the nights are freezing, so I faithfully bring my hydrangea in, even though I have three pots of lettuce seeds planted. And at the bird feeder, seeds are attracting a different kind of nature!
But the days are warm, the sun is out and it makes us feel light and happy. When it comes to spring, I don't think it gets much better than this!
Don't forget: Diana at Oh Books, Oh Paper, Oh, Life! has a book drawing going on through Sunday, May 9.
Visit her blog and you could win either Peter Mayle's "Hotel Pastis" or A.S. Byatt's "Posession."
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