I do believe I can safely say that Spring has truly arrived.
It's kind of an ugly time of year:  all brownish gray muddy dirt and dead grass right now.
The smell of decay and damp earth.

But in the air, there also remains the promise of sweeter scents to come.  

And if you look past all that winter dreary that lingers .... you can see new beginnings all around.

 Easter Monday saw me in my garden.  I was excited.
Then there was raking of leaves.  Much.

But after.... again, the first shy sprouts were just waiting to be discovered.
It doesn't look like much now:  but the promise is always there.

Soon -- Lilacs!
 my coral bells still had their bright leaves of fall

soon to be a Pretty In Pink Primrose
And thanks to my mom bringing some Easter Blooms, inside my house looked and smelled pretty good too! 

What's bloomin with you?

ImagesByCW Photography

And this week I am excited to be the featured photographer (I do like the sound of that!) over at Cathy's lovely blog.  Do drop by and say hello!    She is certain to have some lovely pictures as well.

Curious as a Cathy

Later today I will have my review of the book "Smile at Your Challenges" by Danielle Pashko - it's an inspiring read that I couldn't put down!

About The Author
Leslie Botchar, aka "RoryBore", is a SAHM enjoying life one day - and one cup of coffee - at at time.
She has had several articles published in The Huffington Post, and hopes to one day marry her skills as Word Wrangler and Photo Ninja. Leslie spills it all on her blog Time Out For Mom, and invites you to join her for some Mom "Me" Time.
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