I spent the day being enchanted by the brand new baby spring leaves and the buds on the trees outside. Early spring is one of my favorite things about living in North Carolina. Spring arrives fairly early, but it comes in these stages--each one even more beautiful than the next. First come the forsythia bushes and the daffodils. Next come the pear and cherry blossoms and tulips. Finally, it comes in it's full splendor--azaleas everywhere, and things blooming in every nook and cranny.
Spring never looks more beautiful than after several days of rain.