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

Sedum

turtlehead shoots

Turtlehead

coral bells shoots

Coral bells

yarrow shoots

Yarrow

New England aster shoots

New England aster

alliumshoots

Allium

hollyhock shoots

Hollyhock

lilac buds

Lilac

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

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