Spring comes in waves, I guess you could say. It moves upward through the U. S. turning on flowers and powering up outdoor activities as it passes through the lower South headed north. The Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring has me thinking of where we Knoxvillians are in the season. And I guess we’re right smack dab in the middle of it — the beginning has come and gone, but the spring finale of showy magnolia blossoms is not here yet. Make no mistake about it, though: spring is in the air!
First, consider nature. Daffodils and tulips begin the show; then dogwoods burst forth in Knoxville, jump-starting the Dogwood Arts Festival. Right after that, the Tennessee state flower — the iris — makes its appearance. We toured a friend’s garden this weekend, marveling at the show of white, peach, lavender, and deep purple iris. Sure sign of spring!
Second, the Knoxville Museum of Art has held us all at bay with promises of a major art installation by Richard Jolley, renowned glass artist. And this spring, “Cycle of Life” is here, already causing a stir among artists and patrons around the world. A true spring awakening!
Third, unaware of flowers or art, my granddaughter welcomed spring with her own agenda. At long last, the chance she was waiting for finally arrived: the chance to ride that Christmas-present scooter in the warm, fresh air!
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