Even though we had a rather mild winter, it’s still sooo nice to be able to have our windows open and to walk outside and be greeted by a warm breeze, bright green grass, and flowers.

Because the winter was so mild, these guys have been blooming in our front yard since January …

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Lenten roses

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But now that spring is really and truly here, it’s the season to enjoy new flowers each day, and to revel in the myriad shades of pink as plum, tulip magnolia, cherry, and crabapple trees all bloom in succession. Here’s the little crabapple tree outside my office window:

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