Because several of my loyal readers have expressed sadness now that the April A-Z challenge is over, I thought I'd do another themed month of blogging. Since spring is busting out all over here in Maine, (despite the temperature dipping into the 20's most nights) and because this time of year is rife with lots of photo opportunities and joyous developments, I am taking my daughters suggestion and blogging about "May in Maine" for the next 30 days. I hope you will enjoy a peek into the vernal developments here at Fairwinds.
Early spring is when daffodils, jonquils and crocus make an appearance. How they manage to come up through the cold ground, and bloom despite freezing temperatures and sometimes snow, is beyond me. But never are flowers more welcome than these, bright harbingers of warmer days. Driving around the countryside one can see them coming up in cheery swaths, sometimes in unlikely looking places. They may mark where some old homestead once stood. The only memory left, blooming for generations past the time some gentle hand planted their bulbs on a crisp autumn day, knowing how sweet it would be to see them after a long, bitter winter.