The last six weeks I've done a lot of traveling -- Orlando, Austin, Scotland and Colorado Springs, to be exact. A theme running through my visits to these very disparate places has been that spring has come very late to all of them. To be sure, there were signs of spring, such as the gorgeous daffodils lining the roads in Scotland and the bluebonnets in Austin -- but all seemed to be coming out about a month late.
Even in Southern California, we seem to be experiencing a late spring. It's mid-May and the jacaranda trees are just now flowering -- as are the lilies in my garden. Although the lilies feel late, I note from last year's May entry that they're actually right on schedule. They're joining some beautiful red poppies and my roses (mentioned in my previous blog entry).
Late or not, they're a welcome sight, as is spring -- wherever we may be in the world.