Or so my mom was signing earlier as we were in the yard. I had no idea what she was going on about. I didn't see any signs.
Then she told me, "Wesley! Stop and look by your feet!"
I still really didn't see anything..except for maybe these weird little red nub things sticking out from the ground.
I looked at Mom and asked "These things?"
She excitedly told me "YES!"
She told me then that these little red nubbins were the beginnings of my grandma's peony plants, and one of the signs that spring was getting nearer.
She asked if I could see anymore signs, because once you look hard enough there were more.
So I looked around.
At first I really didn't see much...and then I saw these tiny little leaf buds starting on the Japanese lilac bushes!
And out in the front yard, there were buds on the Rhododendron bushes!
Signs, signs everywhere there's signs....of spring!