Today is the first day of Spring! Hoo and also ray! I love living in New England where we experience the four seasons (sometimes all in one day!) but my favorite season of all is Spring. I love the “greening” of the earth. I love going outside to the perennial bed and seeing the shoots of my returning plants and I love watching the bulbs force their way up out of the cold earth. I love the pussywillows that I see in swampy areas on my way to work and I love the Spring songs that the birds sing.
But, while the calendar may say Spring, the thermometer is still saying Winter. I do have bulbs coming up and crocus in bloom, (all yellow for some strange reason, even though I planted a variety of colors last Fall) but mostly my yard is still brown. So, I had to go looking for signs of Spring elsewhere and I found them at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s New England Spring Flower Show.
There were orchids. Loads and loads of orchids.
This one was my favorite.
There were table settings, each based on a New England character. If I’m remembering correctly, this one was Emily Dickinson and it was Hannah’s favorite. I smiled when Hannah said she like this one because it’s the type of table my mom would have set.
There were unique things made from natural objects, like this chair. This was Dale’s favorite.
There were exotic birds!
But we all agreed that Dorothy was right – there’s no place like home!