Some folks live in the past, dwelling on what has been. Some folks live in the here and now, in the moment. I live in the future, always thinking about what will be. The buds of leaves and flowers fit perfectly into that mindset.
Above: Old fashioned no name lilac showing what is coming soon, Syringa vulgaris.
Daily we watch for changes in the garden,for the swelling that signals something special is coming soon.
Above: Wallflower volunteer, Erysimum ssp..
Seeing color is the sign we have been waiting for. First it was the witch hazel, Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Diane’ that revealed a twinge of orange beneath her overskirt of fawn,way back in early December of last year.
Pollinators adore these blossoms, as do the humans. (Photo from March 10, 2012.) A cooler than normal, whatever normal is anymore, March has delayed the parting of the curtains to signal the spring extravaganza.