I was out for a stroll this morning looking for signs of Spring. You wouldn't notice them at a glance. You have to get up close and even dig a little to unearth the details that promise that change of season.
This first photo almost looks like something you would see on a coral reef, but it is how the sem false spirea shows signs of life early. It is definitely the early bird of the shrubs.
Although I have seen a few ladybugs here and there, we actually dug this little guy out of his fallen leaf bed. He happily provided us with a portrait before he asked us to tuck him back in, which we gladly did of course.
If you put a penny over top of the larger one, and a dime on the small one, they would both be completely hidden! They are 2 tiny, adorable weeds growing on the west side of our shop among the gravel and moss. When you look up close, it looks like I put together a little succulent garden. If I'm correct, and I'll keep a close eye on them, these weeds are an invasive type that have to get pulled before they go to seed, or they will quickly take over the gravel pad. But for now, anything green is a welcome sight.
This is not a sign of Spring, but rather a memory of the season. What is left of a lilac blossom, my favorite scent, a fragrance that I'm certain is a gift straight from Heaven.
It has been too long since I've joined in with Mosaic Monday at Judith's Lavender Cottage. So here is a little fun with the lady bug! Thank-you for hosting Judith!