13 March 2008

An early visitor in Spring

How is Lady Spring doing on your side? She has yet arrived at the place I'm staying though. Cherry Blossom is forecasted to bloom in Tokyo around late March. It probably is mid April by the time Nagano welcomes this much anticipated pink splash.

It sounds crazy to you perhaps, but I'm delighted to have a visitor! Went grocery shopping this afternoon and really looking hard for new springs of life while enjoying the warm breeze. Nah... everything still looked ghastly dead. Something caught my eye when I've reached home though. There stood this flower springing out from the cemented gap at my doorstep.

C'mon, it's just another weed, you may say. But every flower makes me happy. Or should I say every first life of Spring, makes me happy. =) I mean, it stands just about my forefinger long, but it fought so hard to get through winter. It's so small but so unbelievably strong...

I don't know about you, but to me it looks like several mini butterflies gathering for a tea party. And I'm flattered that it chooses my doorstep rather than my neighbours'. Everybody has weeds, but I'm having a flower here. =D

You're welcomed to stay as long as you wish, pretty one.


Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

What a pretty and dainty flower that stands out from the cold and dead winter... a sign that warm weather is around the corner... beautiful!

Kate / Kajal said...

i'm sure it must be really nice to see the spring comming in. I have always lived in tropical countries so i dont know how it feels to live thru the cold winter months.

bp said...

What a beautiful sight, right at your doorstep! Love how you saw them as little butterflies gathering for a tea party =)

Over my end, we don't have any sign of early spring blooms yet, but like you, I can't wait for the leaves to grow back on the trees!

bp said...

Btw, OK if I link you? Love your shots and you've got a great eye for detail =)

Stardust said...

Thank you everybody!

Hi BP, I don't really take good pictures, but it'd be my pleasure if you'd like to link. Thank you! =)

Let's enjoy the everyday of life, with or without Spring!