One swallow does not make a summer, but one skein of geese, cleaving the murk of March thaw, is the Spring. - Aldo Leopold
Early spring is a season of small flowers, of course, and one Spring Beauty or one Violet is of no consequence...
but a carpet of them, sneaking up through the blanket of last year's leaves or the first green grass where the sun beckons...
that's the Spring!
*the Violet is Viola brittoniana,a South Jersey specialty.
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