Suddenly, everything is green. All the trees have leaves. The playground was filled with toddlers and parents (and grandparents). And it seems fitting that it is in this new, green world that Isabella takes her first steps out in the big world.
Today she practiced standing up without using anything to pull herself up. She’d sit down and then lever herself up to a stand. And then she toddled all over the paved area. But she wouldn’t venture off the paths into the grass or pebbles.
Another sure sign of spring: the harbor is filling up with boats once again.
Flowers fill every nook and cranny.
Still, some of the earliest bloomers have already gone; the daffodils are mostly dried heads, replaced by tulips’ bolder reds and yellows. And the magnolia tree I took a picture of last week has dropped most of its petals and is starting to put out leaves.