That means something like "Bring on springtime!" You can see and feel it happening these days. It's been a dreary winter, and now we are finally getting some dry weather and a little bit of sunlight.
The primroses in our yard are blooming, but they're not as pretty as they are in years when winter is colder. They nearly drowned over the winter, I guess, with all the rain that fell.
Our house seen from out on the edge of the vineyard looks pretty good. Just a few days of bright sunshine would make the blossoms on my plum tree really explode into full color. We'll see.
It will be interesting to see if we get fewer apples after the pruning of the trees in February, or if we get even more than last year. Actually, this should be an off year for apples. They produce every other year here.
That's another plum tree that is starting to blossom now. On the right is an ornamental cherry tree that is also just waiting for a little more sun and warmth before bursting into color.