Signs of Spring

You can’t tell it from all the rain that has been pouring on us lately, but spring is coming, even to the Oregon Coast. A few days ago on our walk through the woods, Annie and I saw the first trilliums of the year. These three-petaled flowers from the lily family start out white, then turn pink and finally go lavender before they wilt. By then, the other flowers are getting the idea.
On that first day, I only saw one trillium. Two days later, the banks  along our walk were covered with them.
Another sign of spring that appeared shortly after Valentine’s Day is all the Easter paraphernalia that has hit the stores. Makes it hard for people who gave up chocolate for Lent. Me, I gave up French fries. It’s harder than you think.
One thing that makes me laugh every time I see it is in the window of the kite store at the corner of Hurbert and 101 in Newport. I haven’t taken a picture because I’m always busy driving at that intersection, but let me try to describe it.
We see two chocolate bunnies. One appears to have had its ears eaten off. The one with ears says, “Happy Easter!” The one without responds (wait for it), “What?”
Question: how many of us eat the ears off our chocolate bunnies first?
Happy spring.

Author: Sue Fagalde Lick

writer/musician California native, Oregon resident Author of Freelancing for Newspapers, Shoes Full of Sand, Azorean Dreams, Stories Grandma Never Told, Childless by Marriage, and Up Beaver Creek. Most recently, I have published two poetry chapbooks, Gravel Road Ahead and The Widow at the Piano: Confessions of a Distracted Catholic. I have published hundreds of articles, plus essays, fiction and poetry. I'm also pretty good at singing and playing guitar and piano.

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