Sometimes they're barely perceptible.
And you have to look closely to spot them.
But sometimes they are clearly evident -- fresh and new and stunningly green.
They don't arrive all at once. They sort of creep up on you.
But they are worth looking for. For these sprouts of green and these fresh buds signal our season of rebirth and renewal.
The Italians call it primavera. It's a wonderfully melodic, romantic word -- a magical name, really.
We call it spring.
And it's here. It's all around us. But this early in the season you have to search for it a bit.
So, spring into action -- get out there and delight in it. It's a magical time of the year!
Photos copyright 2017 by Dan Cirucci.