As April leans toward its end and the sun climbs higher up in the sky, spring is reaching its culmination. This at least according to the calendar.
In reality, it is only truly beginning.
After a week of a weather full of contradictions, including even hail and snow, today is sunny, but chilly. It feels as if winter is still present in the air, her icy breath ever so palpable in the wind gusts.
Still, upon closer look, it is obvious that a new season is gaining hold over our landscape. Today I discovered the first wild flowers in bloom. The meadows are full of daisies and violets and just next to my house, the first dandelion could be found basking in the sun, its yellow crown so significant of late spring.
Most of the bushes are now covered in a gentle green hue and cherry tree bloom is imminent.
As we reach the point of no return, while April turns into May, even here the culmination of the season will become ever so apparent. Thus the time of anticipation will begin.