A leaf emerges. Friends gather at my house in the afternoon to don hats, drink mint juleps, and cheer on their horse– winner to get the $1/each pot. The event is made more sunny by the return of J from his adventures in Thailand and Seattle. Only here for a few-day visit, but it is good to hear his laugh and see his smile. Friends have a way of circling back into one’s life and it is always a treat when they do.
Daffodils are in full bloom, tulips popping out to greet May. My brand new tree seems to have made it through the tough winter; I check it every day to see if the buds are opening up. Nothing to see yet, but soon I’m sure as everything is greening up at a presto tempo. Spring definitely started late but it seems intent on catching up to its schedule. Me too, aware that the end of the academic year is approaching.