We think. Despite more snow in the mountains, so that kids here are skiiing on their spring breaks, and several hail storms and wind that tore branches off the trees. It’s still spring.
One of my great pleasures in visiting the Netherlands in years past has been the chance to visit the flower markets and bring home bulbs. I’ve learned I have to be careful to purchase the ones that have been inspected for export, but it’s well worth it to get colors and petals on my tulips that no one else has locally. Yet another year’s worth of blossoms are in the bud now. The wonderful part about tulips and daffodils and other bulb plants is how they multipy and come up in larger and larger clumps every year.
The hard part about spring, of course, is keeping my mind focused on my work. I really have to use this next month well. April is going to be an intense writing month, because I have to cover more ground than usual because May will be a traveling month, with a lot of book signings.
Then comes June, also a busy month as our last child graduates from high school. And that momentous event will be followed by my making my first ever trip to Italy. This is still in the planning stages with Fanucci, but as I know more, I will post it here. I’m very excited about it.