Woohooo! It’s officially spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and what an auspicious vernal equinox it has turned out to be, coinciding with both a solar eclipse and a supermoon. I’m so excited for the return of long days I can hardly contain my excitement, so this week’s travel theme is celebrating all things spring-y. First up, some funny little harbingers of spring, two fuzzy lambs grazing near the Rock of Cashel.
Next up, a photo of springtime in Seattle with cherry blossom lined streets and the occasional pink tulip tree.
Sticking with blossom, my all-time favourite flower, the shy and delicate wild primrose in all its pastel glory. This for me is the essence of springtime in Ireland.
Growing up in the countryside, I would wander through meadows filled with primroses in springtime, every so often spotting a rare clump of pink primroses. They were in far too remote a place to be crosses of cultivated varieties, they were the elusive wild pink primroses of Ireland. I haven’t seen them for many years but just yesterday, along a remote country lane in the county of Wexford, I spotted a clump of those rare pale pink primroses. What an amazing way to start off the spring.
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It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want — oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! – Mark Twain
Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush. ~Doug Larson