I haven’t given my blog much attention during the last three weeks, and during that time spring has been making its appearance.  A week or two ago, the usual floral friends started bursting out of the ground:

Ordinary Spouse and the girls cut a branch off our lilac and brought it inside to brighten our home.  It is now pushing out some greenery.  And throughout most of last week, we enjoyed sunny days with sixty degree temperatures.  Ironically, spring arrived yesterday with a dusting of snow.  However, it didn’t last long, and the weather is expected to turn warmer again this week.