This Year…

Monday, Apr 14

Spring fell on a weekend! 🙂 It was glorious here in Spokane over Saturday and Sunday–sun shining, sky blue, spirit-lifting weather, all around.

Now, it’s raining. Not that I’m complaining, mind you–April showers really DO bring May flowers. It’s just that the hope of spring wears a little thin for me around this time of year. I’m ready for peonies, and the lilacs for which Spokane is justly famous–indeed, she is called The Lilac City.

I must buy more daffodils. Just the sight of them, happy and yellow, like little horns about to play hallelujah music. Ben Franklin once said that beer is proof of God’s fondness for mankind–and perhaps that is so. For WOMANkind, however, spring flowers are the proof. Crocuses, pushing their bright heads up through snow. Daisies and wild tiger lilies, taking over entire fields and hillsides. “Hold on,” they seem to say, “things are stirring and sprouting beneath the cold earth, ready to burst forth and bloom.”

Oh, yes. There has always been a spring, not matter how long winter went on.

If I sound wistful, it’s only because I am.

About Linda

The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is a #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West.

Raised in Northport, Washington, Linda pursued her wanderlust, living in London and Arizona and traveling the world before returning to the state of her birth to settle down on a horse property outside Spokane.

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