Rodney and I spent many years together exclaiming every year, “Spring is my favorite time of the year.” Now I look out my apartment window at the glories of my fourth spring at Claridge Court and think once again how much he would love it here. The majestic colors of 2016 unfold. First a dash of yellow and purple close to the ground, followed by rows of trees blossoming white. Then unimaginable pinkish shades (deep pink, french rose, coral pink, salmon pink, fuchsia, magenta) join the parade in every direction. Suddenly Mallards discover free meals below my office window. Then a pair of house finches set up house right by Claridge’s front door.
A camera doesn’t come close to capturing the wonder of it all…but I keep hoping it will.