Daffodil days are at hand.
Today has been such a lovely, warm sample of spring. Some of my daffodils ("buttercups", as they say in Kentucky) near the house are starting to bloom.
It doesn't sound like tomorrow or Tuesday will be good days for taking pictures of spring flowers. Tomorrow (Monday), we're supposed to get heavy rain. Tomorrow night there's supposed to be more heavy rain, and then we have an 80% chance for rain and/or sleet and/or snow on Tuesday. A flood watch is in effect tomorrow and tomorrow evening.
It may slow the daffodils down for a day or two, but they'll be in glorious bloom by this time next week.
The Savior, More Beautiful than Spring
At church this morning, we sang "Beautiful Savior," a 16th-century German Jesuit hymn that has a nice verse about spring. Here's verse 2 as translated by Joseph A. Seiss (1823-1904.)
Fair are the meadows,
Fair are the woodlands,
Robed in flowers of blooming spring;
Jesus is fairer,
Jesus is purer;
He makes our sorrowing spirit sing.
If you're not Lutheran, you may know the hymn as re-translated by Seiss, some years later: "Fairest Lord Jesus."