I'm in total awe at the abundance of colorful flowers I found after a ten minute photo shoot in my very own yard. With a constant barrage of bad economic news, it instantly lifted my spirits to appreciate all this natural beauty. What's that expression, stop and smell the roses? There is definitely something to that. If I could bottle the magnificent fragrance of my pink jasmine vine in full bloom, I would send it to my friends still bundled up with real winter weather. I hope these pictures make them smile wide instead of cursing me for making them wish for spring even more than they already do. Enjoy!
(ah, the sweet promise of strawberries in the Spring)