Friday Fave Fives is brought to you by Susanne at Living to Tell the Story. This is Willow's Week in five short glimpses of gratitude.
Even people who live in a Mediterranean climate need encouragement that winter will soon be over and spring will arrive. I'm just not a winter girl. Give me sunshine and warm weather! I discovered more bits of evidence that spring is near. This gives me the impetus to persevere for another month until spring officially shows up on the calender.
1. Narcissus in my garden
2. This little pink plant is bravely blooming in the median on the overpass above Highway 101. You can see it if you are waiting in the left turn lane for the red light to switch to green.
3. As I walked some students from class to the parking lot to meet their moms, one boy observed this chrysalis and pointed it out to me. We had a moment of fun photographing it. Soon, soon, it will burst open and a butterfly will pop out.
4. One evening this week we enjoyed a pleasant dinner with the co-leaders of our Adult Bible Fellowship group where we planned the schedule for the next few months. Of course the topic of vacations came up. Now we are already thinking about Spring Break and Summer Holidays. It's amazing to me that Christmas is hardly over and we are talking about summer.
5. The winter fruits are ripening like crazy. Daily, I am picking mandarin oranges, but I can't keep up. My students are sharing the avocados and lemons from their trees too. We're NOT complaining! More guacamole for all of us!
What are your favorite signs of spring?