Ah, spring. I've just returned from Scotland, which is having a late spring. Although it was still quite cool and occasionally rainy, the daffodils could be spotted blooming throughout the country. Just gorgeous. Interestingly, here in Southern California, which is temperate year-round, my lilies are also late -- but I expect they'll be blooming soon. There are, of course, other unmistakeable signs of spring, like these roses (left), which are just spectacular. Hard not to stop and smell these gorgeous flowers every time I'm in the garden (and then again at home cut and in a vase).
Spring also, of course, means the beginning of tomato season. After a visit to Tomatomania, I planted my first seedlings in early April. Here are two seedlings shortly after they went into the ground (shown here next to the arugula, which is still going like gangbusters). Now, in early May, they're already twice the size and I've since given them some marigold sentries. Next I'm planning to add some cucumbers and other summer fare.
With the days becoming longer and my travel schedule starting to slow, there will be more time spent not just watching the daffodils go by from a tour bus but in the garden enjoying all the beauty that spring brings. Enjoy!