*Guest written by WideEyedMom from her home in central Virginia.
“When we left for Florida last week there were little peeping buds of pale chartreuse on the trees and a smoking yellow mist at the tops. We arrived back yesterday afternoon to a darker chartreuse and a deep spicy aroma of oak woods. The mist from the trees is now on all the porches. The oaks are alive with bug-eating woodpeckers, darting bluebirds, finches and cardinals. A little bird again built its nest upon the patio light fixture and Choppie the Cat monitors it every day from the upstairs decking. I have peas and onions waving their heads and summer is almost upon us…”