When we moved into our current house, I was thrilled to discover that there were a multitude of bulbs planted in the front garden. Every spring I wait eagerly for the crocuses to pop up and signal the change of season.
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–“in Just-” by e. e. cummings
I have given up growing tulips because it is too much work to keep the deer away, but one year I had great fun tracking their growth. Nothing brings hope so much as new buds and leaves in the spring.
You can find more spring at the original Lens-Artist challenge.