The fresh tender peas always remind me of Spring. Delicate wispy shoots, the nascent tender peas nestled close in their pods, the light green hue – all of it spell fresh and a new beginning.
The winter (that never was this year) is officially over I think. We had no snow, not a flake.
The pear trees by our home have bloomed almost overnight – the indisputable sign of spring in February! While I do feel, we are completely cheated out of winter this year, I cannot but grin ear to ear to see the tender sprouted leaves and the pink and white blooms. [...]