Being a southern transplant from the north, I am always smitten with the early signs of spring. The vast array of blooming shrubs and trees paint a water color path on our way to school, to church, to piano and ballet. The early spring air invites us to open the windows and play outside. We seize these days because they last but a brief moment. Soon the petals will fall and the scorching sun will remind us that the long, hot days of summer have arrived.
Here's a look at some of the beautiful blooms in our neighborhood this week: