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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

First Day of Spring 2013

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The first day of Spring,
Vernal Equinox,
is March 20, 2013.

Dogwoods are harbingers of Spring in the United States.

Pear trees are also welcome signs of Spring that dot both
gardens and wooded areas.  All along the highways bright white blooms
appear on pear trees while surrounding trees are still bare.

Flowering trees brightening the landscape are not the only signs of Spring.
Farmers welcome the greening of agricultural fields.

This defunct silo sits on an old farmstead that no longer has a 
farmhouse, barn, or other out buildings.
Seen from the south along a state highway, 
the silo is a lonely sentinel to days gone by.

A closer view from a small farm road north of the silo 
reveals a smaller companion silo.

This early in Spring, the vines covering the silos and
the fence have yet to sprout.
But not to worry, soon the lonely silo duo will be clothed in 
vines the same shade as the bright green of the agricultural fields.
The duo won't be so lonely looking then.
Spring brings hope to everything!