I'm all about looking for signs of spring these past couple of weeks.
Especially since the weather seldom presents itself as springlike--
particularly not today with its cold, drizzly self.
But I remind myself of the Chinese proverb
that says plants recognize spring before we do.
One of those plants that recognizes spring
is the golden yellow forsythia.
It's never been my favorite spring flower,
meaning it doesn't make my heart dance,
but it does give a quiet reassurance that spring is finally here.
It is, isn't it?