I love a rainy night

The snow is gone (for now, at least), so I was hoping that today would be a good day for a state park hike, despite the weather forecast. No such luck: the rain started Saturday night and continued most of the day on Sunday.

But how can I be upset about rain? As all school kids know, April showers bring May flowers!

I’m looking forward to what this week’s rain will do to the flowers that are already emerging:

pearly everlasting shoots

Pearly everlasting

sedum shoots


turtlehead shoots


coral bells shoots

Coral bells

yarrow shoots


New England aster shoots

New England aster



hollyhock shoots


lilac buds


The lilac leaves are a good example of a Finnish word I learned today: hiirenkorvat, or spring buds.

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