There has been a few sunny days, not quite
summer nor sandals weather but warm enough
for a light winter jacket with no need for a
toque to brave the slight breeze in the Spring.
On the way home, bags filled with groceries,
ingredients for an experimental strawberry crumble
and chicken pot pie, I hurried on but only to briefly
pause and look up to catch sight of the clear blue sky
and the branches of the flowering tree. It is one of
the first to bloom every year, I look forward to its
location each and every Spring, for the signs of its
petals clearly indicated the season of Winter has
passed, and warmer temperatures are to come.