I noticed while filling the bird feeder today that the buds on the dogwood tree (Cornus florida) are getting fuller and beginning to open ever so slightly, showing specks of white, so it won't be long now before the dogwood is covered with blossoms. The dogwood is beautiful all year, but especially so in spring when it's covered with delicate white flowers that seem to shimmer in the sunlight.
As Shelley wrote:"And the Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast
Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.”