Spring, Before and After

Dear Liza,

Spring is a big deal here. The winter is long and cold, and spring is a time of joy and sudden sunlight. Some people really prepare for it. We pass this flowerbed on our walks through the neighborhood. Just about four weeks ago, it looked like this.

Dirt, mulch, and little neatly lettered signs. “Mini Chachas” . “Snowdrops”. “Sunshine”.

And this week, walking back from Zack’s Hot Dog Shack, it looked like this.

All the little signs are now labeling what we couldn’t see before, the bulbs that had been planted during the dark days if winter. The tiny crocus, daffodils, and other spring flowers have brought a rainbow of color to the street.

See you soon, sweetie!


Grandma Judy

Author: Judy

I am a new transplant to Portland from Salinas, a small city in Central California. This is a blog about my new city.

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