Sunday, March 20, 2011

Signs of Spring

Today is the vernal equinox.
Spring officially begins at 7:21 pm.
And there are some encouraging signs that it is on its way.

Almost overnight, the forest floor has sprouts popping up.

Buds are peeking out on some plants.

This delicate little bloom is the Harbinger of Spring,
one of the earliest wildflowers.
It is also called Salt & Pepper.

It is tiny and inconspicuous, only a few inches tall
with blooms no bigger than a dime.  
It is easily overlooked, but truly a sign of Spring.

Happy Spring!

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