After the late season snow and freezing temperatures that plagued Portland last month, Mother Nature is putting down her foot and giving Old Man Winter the boot (girl power!). That’s right, the signs of spring are finally upon us.
For some people that means hay fever, for others it means breaking out the spring fashions, but for Finn McSpool it means heading out to the garden and demanding a floral photo shoot. Seriously, he’s such a diva!
Of course, the first stop had to be the Beastie-sized mini-daffodils…
Then Finn started belting out that old Psychedelic Furs’ tune “Pretty in Pink” when he jumped in amongst the bergenia blooms….
Did I mention spring fashions? Because Finn loves to color-coordinate and these violas were right up his spring fashion alley….
Looking good is important, but so is smelling good. Since Finn refuses to put down his book to take a proper shower, I was REALLY glad that he didn’t mind rolling around in the beautifully scented daphne shrub for a bit…
And once you’re looking good and smelling good, what else is there to do but take a little stroll along the primrose path…
Speaking of strolling, since my garden is only just getting started with its flowering, I’ve also been getting my floral fix on my walks around the neighborhood, including this gorgeous magnolia a couple blocks away….
..as well as this shy member of the Rose family hiding away amongst some hedges…
..and finally, this pretty little cluster of trilliums I came across at the edge of a nearby parking lot…
That’s it for this time. I’ll be back on Wednesday with some writing world updates. See you then!!!
What’s blooming near you? Do you love spring or dread it? Or is it autumn where you live? I love hearing from you, so don’t be shy about commenting!
Springing Up in the Shop for April
April’s featured short story, The Back Room, takes you down a narrow street in York where you’ll discover something a little bit magical, a little bit bizarre, and maybe just a little bit smelly.
Rachel’s first trip to England didn’t go as planned.
She didn’t plan on getting ditched by her best friend. She didn’t plan on getting left behind by her tour group. She didn’t plan on visiting a pet shop in York.
And she most definitely didn’t plan for what she would discover when she followed a strange little man into the pet shop’s back room.
Ready to step inside?
Then pick up your copy of The Back Room to unveil the secrets waiting just behind the door for only $0.79!