Spring daffs and tulips 12834_StaatsFinally!  The colors of spring have returned to our Minnesota landscape.  The white of winter gave way to the brown, prior to the green of spring.  And now the flowers have burst into bloom, adding their yellows and pinks.  Not only has the landscape brightened, but peoples’ moods have been buoyed by the bright colors too.  A bed of daffodils was showcased in front of a showy field of tulips — the best of spring all in one spot, and all blooming at the same time.  When I was a child, we would make “baskets” out of colored construction paper, put flowers in them, and hang them on the doors of our neighbors to celebrate May Day.  I’m intending this post as the present-day equivalent to my readers.  Happy May and spring!

Soft daffodils_Staats 8674The calendar turns to March, and our wishes turn to spring.  The cold and hardness of winter is still around us, but this is when we yearn for the softness of spring – for color, thawing, and green.  In Minnesota, the only place to find that now is at the McNeely Conservatory in Como Park – our very own oasis of spring.  These daffodils represent the hope and promise of spring to me.  The yellow of sunshine, the green of new beginnings, and the softness that starts the season of spring.  Soon……

The one color that sums up everything about spring is yellow.  It’s the color of sunshine, the color of warmth, and the color of daffodils.  These bright flowers shine with color and promise and brighten any day.  Although we don’t have daffodils blooming outside just yet,  I was fortunate to find these lovely blooms at the McNeely Conservatory in Como Park.  They speak to me of warmer temperatures, the end of winter, the hope of spring, and the promise of summer.