So sayeth the Gregorian Calendar, if not the woolly wind at my window. I’ve been busy with a new illustration commission, so I thought I’d drop in a few cheery photos from past springs to celebrate our new season. May the darling buds commence….

Jack in the Pulpit, March 2, 2010 (Vancouver Island)Jack-in-the-Pulpit, March 2, 2010 (Vancouver Island)

Tulips, march 23, 2009 (Victoria, BC)Tulips, March 23, 2009 (Victoria, BC)

Sugar MoonSugar Moon, March 26, 2013 (Prince Edward County, ON)

BudsDarling Buds, March 29, 2013 (Prince Edward County, ON)

LisaRobinDinner Time, May 26, 2010 (Regina, SK – Spring arrives late there) Photo by Lisa King

jpage11: eggsjpage 11: eggs (Altered Journal)

The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.    Henry Van Dyke