Spring is late this year, everyone says so. The wait is especially long because the winter was so cold and the snow never seemed to stop.
When we are delayed like this, the flowers seem to come on all at once.
This week we have narcissus and daffodils, finally! The trout lilies started on Monday and by Wednesday there were dandelions.
Seal mothers patrol the beach looking for likely spots to give birth.
We used to have a seal every spring come and balance on a rock until her baby came. The tide would float her off and she would always be there as the water receded, bowed and bouncing. Then she would leave the howling baby on the rock while she fished. We named her Lucille and when she stopped coming we felt abandoned and empty.
I know that the Ruby-throated hummingbirds are here because I have been dive bombed and buzzed, but they are not at my feeders yet.