Though January starts the year, April seems to wear the label of new beginnings with a more genuine flair. It sweetens our lives, returning light and colour to us. Clearing away the dead remnants of winter, it lays a carpet of clover, dandelion and fresh green grasses. Delicate buds slowly unfurl, as fragrant flowers scent the breeze and male birds sing their songs of desire. Love is in the air, fresh asparagus is in the markets and open windows let curtains flutter lazily in the breeze. What joy simple pleasures can bring!
I wandered the streets of Washington DC this weekend, with trusty phone in hand, capturing the signs of spring wherever I found them. I hope you enjoy the images as much as I enjoyed taking them. I'd love to know what your favourite firsts of the season are in your city. Feel free to share them in the comments!
The warm breath of spring
brings sleepy sighs of pleasure
to my love's chilled soul
May it do the same for you.