As we wait for spring

Here in the north we are still waiting for spring’s arrival. Our skies have been gray, our temperatures have been 10-20 degrees below normal, and we’ve even had continuing frosts and snow. It’s been hard to keep our spirits up thinking that spring will not arrive in April but is holding off until sometime in May.

But there’s a lovely “cure” at the McNeely Conservatory in Como Park and it seems like everyone is making a mental-health trip to the conservatory. Spring is in bloom, with bright and lovely colors – reds, yellows, whites, pinks, and blues – and the scents of these blossoms float in the air. Everyone is smiling, taking photos of the colors with their phones, inhaling deeply, and spending time in the gardens trying to soak up the indoor promise of warmer weather.

Spring will come, although by now it may be fleeting. We may instead jump from winter to summer. But I’m sure we will all welcome the long-anticipated warmer weather and it’s accompanying blossoms and blooms.

2 thoughts on “As we wait for spring

  1. james moskowitz April 30, 2022 / 3:51 pm

    it’s been a long time since i commented on your images. this time i’m responding to the notion of mental therapy of flowers. in Tulsa we’ve gone through the pragression ,crocus, dafedill, tulip and now iris. my grama had hundreds of iris in her yard her memory is always a blessing. wish you a beautiful if belated spring, thanks

    • lindastaatsphoto May 5, 2022 / 1:36 pm

      So good to hear from you Jim! I’m sure spring arrives much earlier in Tulsa than in Minnesota!! I love the memory of your grandmother and her iris. I’m especially fond of gladiolas as they were a favorite of my grandmother, and of peonies which were my mother’s favorite. How lovely to share those memories! Enjoy the tail end of spring, and your summer!

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