Bare trees met us as we arrived on campus.

Bare trees met us as we arrived on campus.

I’ve always thought yellow is the color of spring, until yesterday morning. After attending church, I strolled over to the University of Washington with friends in hopes of seeing blooming cherry trees. Entering the campus, we were met with stark, dormant branches. Even with blue skies, a chill dominated the air. One of the men accompanying us, from upstate New York, said his weatherman had predicted 14 inches of snow by Tuesday.

First-Glimpse

Our first glimpse of the blooming cherry trees.

Not until we entered what is called the Quad did we catch our first sight of the fabulous cherry trees. And people! I don’t recall ever seeing as many up there, at only 11 on a Sunday morning. As is customary, many more would gather for picnics and photo-shoots throughout the day.

An abundance of blossoms and people!

An abundance of blossoms and people!

 

A pink birthday card for a dear friend

A pink birthday card for a dear friend

Maybe pink is the color of pre-spring. According to fashion experts, I shouldn’t wear light pink. I have to agree with them; I’m better in a vibrant dark hue. Alas, I’m not pretty in pink. Are you? Has spring arrived to your area? What do you like best about spring? Are you a fan of shorts and flip-flops? Gardening?

An Amish-made Potholder from Lancaster County

An Amish-made Potholder from Lancaster County

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To be Released on June 1, 2014

To be Released on June 1, 2014