Birds are chirping and hideously fat monsters of squirrels with bulging eyes are jumping out of the bushes at us! It's spring!!

We've endured daylight savings time and there is more light. I see people differently, somehow more kindly. I can see their faces finally after an untrusting winter of cloaks and shroudery.

Soon crocuses will be the first to come. They are the perpetual sign of green optimism and hope. In May, lilacs explode and perfume the air, as do lily of the valley, my birth flower. I've always loved them because they are lacy and delicate with a sweet, lovely fragrance, but they only bloom for two weeks in the whole year.

Spring fashion always brings crisp pastels (which for me means I muster a swampy grey. Earth tones, always earth tones.) We celebrate the light of day in all forms, including fashion.

Oh, and how could we forget the lovely vegetables of spring! Look out for artichokes, arugula, asparagus, beets, fiddleheads, green garlic, leeks, mint, peas, rhubarb, spring onion and turnips.

What's your favourite spring vegetable or dish? What makes you look forward to spring?


  1. Every spring I seem to miss garlic scapes. But this is going to be the year I get my little hands on them!

  2. I'm with you. I want to relish in all green, spring-like things. I don't want to miss anything this year. This little piggy's going to market :)