There are signs of Spring despite the snow we’ve had the past few days. Yesterday, school was cancelled but today the snow is all melted and the sky is blue and the sun is shining. On the side of our house are 4 Camellia bushes. The blooms are a bright red. Lot’s of the buds were nipped by all the cold temperatures we have had but there are lots more that are starting to bloom. Spring really is almost here! The daffodils are coming up out of the ground. Soon I’ll see my tulips.
I never really knew what Camellias were until I moved to the South. The leaves are a bright glossy green. They give me hope!
Growing up in Michigan, we were taught that it was truly Spring time when you saw a Robin. It also happens to be the state bird of Michigan. I remember getting excited when I would spot my first Robin knowing that the days of winter were numbered. Well, to all my friends in Michigan who are wondering where all the Robins are…..they are here in North Carolina on a layover. I saw about thirty of them a couple of days ago congregating in my front yard. I think the snow here freaked them out on their trek back to the great North. I think they decided that if there is as much snow and cold temperatures in NC that they would delay their trip back to the Great Lake State until the weather improves. So I am here to say, Keep the faith! The Robins are on their way.