Good morning, Tracy! Yes, this is the most colorful spring I’ve seen in many years. The flowers are abundant and brilliant in their hues. We have a cold front coming through next week. Predictions are for two nights in the high 30s but no freezing temps. Our flowers should survive unscathed. Truthfully, most of the azaleas are beyond their prime, especially the darker colored ones — they always seem to arrive early to the party and leave just as the pale-colored and white azaleas are on the dance floor. My whites are close to maxing out but my native pinks are still budding. Sadly, I am having some landscaping done next week and the native pinks will be relocated — just as they are in full bloom. Never expected spring to be in full swing this early or would have scheduled the landscaping in January. Hopefully, they will survive.

The ducks in the photo are a family/flock that wait at the end of our path to the lake each morning for Ben to feed them. When I didn’t see his ducks yesterday morning, I went outdoors to search for them. I was shocked to see them all lined up so neatly on that branch above my head! Usually, one, two or three can be spotted on a limb but never have I seen the whole flock on one.

I was always a writer but lived in a bookkeeper’s body before I found Medium and broke free — well, almost. Working to work less and write more.

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