Monday, April 04, 2005


I am finished telling the long saga of my interview, and now I can talk about something more interesting: Spring!

Spring is my favorite season. Growing up, I was prejudiced against it, but I think that living on my own and moving to a colder climate allowed me to develop an appreciation for Spring.

Spring is the reward we get for surviving the Illinois winter. Every week, another beautiful flower blooms and I declare it the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. The bright green of fresh leaves brings joy to my heart.

While I was gone to New Mexico, the daffodils began to bloom. To me, this is a sign that Spring is truly here. Snowdrops and crocuses are the prelude to Spring, but when the daffodils come out, it is Spring.

Our magnolia is beginning to bloom. It is truly stunning when its pink buds open into stars. The neighbors' saucer magnolias are not yet blooming, but generally they bloom a week or so after the star magnolia. I think that magnolias have to be one of the most beautiful trees, and Urbana is full of them.

1 comment:

Laura said...

Hah, in Berkeley we had saucer magnolias blooming in January!

...And it was creepy. *shudder*

I prefer a midwestern spring, myself. Although a Virginia spring isn't half bad either.