Heralding the “official” start of spring here in north Idaho, the common, usually un-appreciated marsh marigold casts an incredibly cheerful brightness to the water garden. Blooming well before daffodils and tulips, the marigold foretells increasing color in the garden through the spring season. Hope renewed.
The goldfish are also loudly announcing the onset of spring with their hours-long spawning frolic. How they keep it up so long I have no idea. Wish I could do the same…well, maybe not.