in a normal year, april 15 would be a day of celebration in our house. my husband is a tax preparer. this would normally be the end of the marathon he has been running since the end of january. but this is not a normal year. not normal in just about every way measurable. and so, tax season this year extends to may 17. it was also not normal for us, here in the north, to experience record breaking high temps in early april, only to be beset with snow flurries on april 14. i need to stop being surprised, and take my cue from mother nature. spring marches on; sap runs, branches darken, buds swell, catkins explode, and leaves burst. things happen sooner or later. or later. or sooner. but they happen. in their time.
collection of spring branches with new leaf growth