Just Snow Drops

Spring has always been my favorite season and after a warm winter we are enjoying it a few weeks earlier this year. When I saw photos from my parents' garden in Chicago last week it was at the blossoming stage Germany had in February - with snow drops and not much more.

But after a long Chicago winter (and this was a particular winter I was happy not to partake in) there is always the promise of spring. These photos of tulips and poppies are from last year at the Chicago Botanic Gardens and the lilacs and bleeding hearts come from a garden in Skokie which now has just snow drops.