Saturday, March 15: Inspired by Ailsa’s travel challenge of gardens this week (Where’s my backpack? Travel Theme: Gardens) and by the momentary beautiful weather, I venture to Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria today in hopes of finding a glimpse of spring.
Inside the greenhouse, where it’s summer all the time, I find succulents and orchids, but outside, dirty remnants of snow still mar the brown grass and only a few crocuses peek out from the soil. Nonetheless, the breeze carries the promise of spring. Families stroll about and photographers snap pictures of brides and grooms. It’s lovely to get outside for this fleeting spring day, as the mid-Atlantic is preparing for yet another snowstorm (3-6″) beginning Sunday night through Monday morning. Please! Haven’t we had enough this winter?
At least we do have more daylight hours now, as daylight savings time began last Sunday. 🙂