The sun is bright today and the pine trees are beautiful, their needles having been washed by the rain and burnished by the wind. The blue sky and white clouds make a lovely backdrop. We still have cold weather ahead of us, but the angle of sun is a little higher each day and lets me know spring is on its way. I'm starting to see little signs here and there like sprouting crocus and daffodil foliage and swelling buds on the maple trees. For the discerning eye, there is a steady procession of signs announcing the changing seasons.
pansies by the steps
new daffodil foliage emerging through the mulch of pine straw