I recently returned from a trip to Seattle. I’ve been in Seattle in February before, and I noticed on those trips that spring seems to come to that area sooner than to Kansas City, even though Seattle is farther north. It must be because the temperatures are less extreme and there is more moisture.
This year, I saw daffodils beginning to bloom and some other yellow flower in bloom as well.
And pussy willows, or something similar.
In another year, I commented on my blog that I might get to experience spring twice. Perhaps that will be true this year as well.
But perhaps we cannot count on spring coming soon. On my last morning in Seattle, it snowed heavily. The little yellow flowers were coated in white. That snow was gone by noon, but more tried to fall in the afternoon.
Spring will come when it comes, and not before.
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