it’s spring somewhere
it must be spring somewhere because my local grocery store is full of spring blossoms. we still have two feet of snow on the ground and a good month to go before the trees start to bud. these almond blossoms are particularly bittersweet for us. they are probably about to blossom all around our tiny village in southern france. but because steve is a tax preparer, and this is his peak season, we have never been there at this time of the year. we dream about seeing the garrigue exploding with spring blooms, the olive trees white with flowers, and the wild almond trees pillowed with delicate pink blossoms. the locals tell us they are very fickle–one rain or strong wind and they all come down in a day. i’d like to be there, on that day, some year.