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It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want—oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!
― Mark Twain

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It was such a spring day as breathes into a man an ineffable yearning, a painful sweetness, a longing that makes him stand motionless, looking at the leaves or grass, and fling out his arms to embrace he knows not what.
John Galsworthy, The Forsyte Saga

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Many spring flowers are a bit shy, hiding among leaves, in the shade, a/o with pale colors. Grape hyacinths flaunt their beautiful purple without shame, brightening everyone’s day. The ones in our garden have spread over the years, making spring a vividly beautiful time.

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After getting back from Philadelphia, I wanted to get to the park, worried that the wildflowers might have bloomed without me.  But the combination of rain and coolness worked in my favor.  On Friday morning, I donned my Sperry duck boots and headed down the back trail.  It’s going to be a bad year for ticks, so I had tights on under my hiking pants and my socks up over the bottoms.  I have a healthy respect (and dislike) for ticks and their diseases.

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Philadelphia is ahead of Chicago in the season, so I was thrilled to see all the plants in bloom.  I loved these ragged-edged tulips.

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