It's mid February and on Salt Spring Island, on Canada's West Coast, Charlsea goes out exploring.
After a few days of being cooped up with a cold, she is glad to be outside in the sunshine.
The rain has stopped, so her umbrella is now folded.
She was surprised at how many new bright greens were visible everywhere...but what was this at her feet?
Definitely a sign of spring--a first, tiny, white crocus!
She wandered on further.
Then she checked out the little garden with the deer fence around it. Many plants have to be protected behind fences to keep the deer and rabbits from sampling any type of green shoots and young leaves.
As she had thought, while she was inside recuperating, the Lenten Rose had put out half a dozen buds.
One was fully open. These blooms always hang like open umbrellas!
All these spring colours! Charlsea looks like a spring blossom herself in her Bee Friendly outfit.
Charlsea wandered on further. And that blue sky behind her was so lovely after all the rains.
As Charlsea crossed the yard she spotted yet another sign of spring. But, this time, she hurried inside first. While Charlsea is a casual person who loves the outdoors, she also revels in a touch of formal ritual.
She made some tea and put it in her favourite china tea cup, grabbed one of the birds nest cookies, placed it on a saucer, and hurried back outdoors to her third sign of spring-- three little daisy-like blossoms in the middle of the yard.
This is time to celebrate! Not one, not two, but three signs of spring...the crocus, the Lenten rose, and the little blossoms in the grass.
She leans back and basks in the glorious sun!
All that green under a blue, blue spring sky! What a beautiful day to enjoy!
By Thea C. of Salt Spring Island
Such a nice story. Spring is welcomed after a long winter. Great photos too.
This is such a sweet & precious story…. And fantastic pictures!!! ❤️
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February 22, 2023
Lovely photos of a beautiful spring day on Salt Spring Island. Thank you Thea for a peek of early spring where Charlsea lives.