Spring has been late in arriving this year. Each day I eagerly look at the branches of trees in search of buds. I know that soon the leaves will be budding as I have heard birdsong – and quite a chorus this past week as I have left home for work. When I saw the buds on a tree, I could not help snapping a picture of it:
As I walk the sidewalks I do not see the tulips and daffodils flowering yet. However the garden where I work has a few tulips that are nearly ready to open. The plants are found close against the wall and are sheltered from the coolish breezes that blow:
The daffodils in that part of the garden, however, have flowered. They are a beautiful sight amongst the green leaves that have grown in the flower bed:
The flowers in most gardens have not opened yet as they are unsheltered from the cold weather. Each day as I walk past both groomed and ungroomed gardens, I search for the splash of colour that will tell me that spring has arrived in full force. And once it has, I will enjoy the beauty of nature’s bounty.
Have you noticed any signs of spring in your neighbourhood?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
(This post was inspired by the WordPress weekly photo challenge prompt: spring)