The first daffodils popped up unexpectedly a few days ago. That was a few days after I noted the purple crocuses sprouting from the ground on my usual walk.
On my lunch break today I took a quick 20-minute walk to soak up all that is the impending spring. Heading out the front door of my school I took a second to breathe in the bright blue sky as I turned the corner for the walking path. I took note of the tidy school garden ready for planting before digging in my heels to climb the hill to the top of the path.
There were a few other walkers out enjoying the day. A young guy with his dog stood to the side as a runner and a speed walker passed by. A father watched, with a small backpack in hand, as his daughter proclaimed herself "queen of the tree" and fought to defend herself from circling alligators. I didn't see the alligators but I'll take the word of the queen on that one.
No worries...I made it back to work safely.