I was just about to post these three photos, all in one post…to give the extra hint to the extra credit question of “what is this spring bud”…
The first one posted with its hemp cowl,
the second one a week later, (notice I haven’t had time to knit the hemp yet)
and the last one, with its rain soaked flower buds..
But then Cyndy guessed it, without the the final photo hint! Yep, the common lilac.
Today, at 4.00 pm in the afternoon, the sun came out. First time in weeks and weeks. I stood awestruck like some alien on a newfound planet, stopped in my tracks by the colors that have been missing all winter. One minute of sunshine can bring a million colors out of a single gray, muddy and winter weary hillside. Sigh. I can make it through now.