Lately when I watch the news on TV, I see lots of cherry and magnolia trees in bloom in DC. Makes me want to go to Dumbarton Oaks again to see the cherry tree allee pictured here ... but actually, it makes me want to make Massachusetts have the same kind of springs that you get in DC.
I have to admit that although fall is my favorite season, I came, over the years I lived in DC, to long for the onset of spring, simply breath-takingly beautiful, day after day after day.
No such luck up here in Massachusetts. On Friday, we had freezing rain all day. So far, not a single 60-degree day. The daffodils are just beginning to pop up in my yard, but not even the forsythia has bloomed. Still I do have some puny crocuses, emerging daylilies and sorrel, and the two winter-blooming jasmines that I brought back last year from DC are still putting on quite a show. A late spring, for sure.