May 1st

When I woke up this morning, the bright light was already streaming through my window.  It was May 1st alright, and about time that spring had arrived in my part of the world.  April was a lot colder than it usually is, and you could tell as much by the slow, slow budding of trees (even my dogwood), and the creep of tulips and daffodils. But then again, March was also rather cold and snowy.  So needless to say, even though spring and the light arrive at the vernal equinox, it took its good old time fully unpacking.

I have a shady garden under an oak tree in my back yard, which I can see as I pour my cereal in the morning.  I glanced out and saw a lone deer picking her way through the frosty dewed grass.  Such a serene start to the day.  But that’s not all, when I looked up to see the cardinal singing on the wall, there was a small brown bunny, munching away at the tender new grass.  I sat and watched her twitch her ears and her nose, moving along slowly but alertly.  I couldn’t help but smile as the sun shone through the bare limbs of the oak and onto the garden beneath it.  What a wonderful way to welcome May.


Because it turned out to be such a nice day, I took a walk on lunch to soak up fiery energy of the bright sun.  The plants were busy and my walk was bustling with people too, eager to be outdoors.

All these dandelions! Perfect for a spring salad.

This patch of dandelions was very excited to finally see the sun.  Hopefully my dandelions return this weekend (along with the sunshine) so I can harvest them for vinegar and tincture.







View from the Ft. Duquesne Bridge
These pretty trees are blooming all over, I don’t know what they are!
More gorgeous spring

Such a pretty view of Mt. Washington.  You can just start to see the green arriving on all the trees. Not only is it sunny, but it’s only around 72 degrees.  It doesn’t last long, but spring never fails to be forever beautiful in Pennsylvania.

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