It’s been anything but a typical GDA winter, as we endured some brutally cold weather (although, thankfully, no snow). But the Greater Daglan Area is now starting to shake all that off, and spring into spring.
As is usually the case, forsythia shrubs provide the first clear signs that warmer weather is on its way. Here’s how one particularly good forsythia (it’s in a nicely sheltered location) looked today:
The weather has been typically spring-like for quite a few days — alternating between bright sunshine and rain, sometimes with gusts of wind, other times with completely still air. On the plus side, the mix of rain and sunshine means that things are shaping up for a lot of green in the forests and fields around us.
We’re also approaching Daglan’s third annual spring festival, or La Fête du Printemps, which will take place on Sunday. There are lots of activities, but the main emphasis is on the sale of flowers, shrubs, flowering trees, vines, and so on. You can read more about the festival if you go to “Flower power, 2nd edition,” posted in March 2017.