I had a fabulous time in Tucson experiencing a taste of summer and exploring the desert. But it's nice to come home to springtime in Victoria. April might be our prettiest month with trees and shrubs in full colour and the tulips glowing. Fortunately it's been sunny for the past three days so I haven't gone into complete solar withdrawal.
The camas is blooming under the oak trees and my garden is producing rhubarb and purple sprouting broccoli. The broccoli was a surprise left over from last year. It survived the winter and is sprouting like crazy. It's delicious steamed or sauted with olive oil and a splash of balsamic vinegar.
Last night it was warm enough to sit outside with friends for a bit before dinner. One summery thing I brought back from Tucson is the Mexican oil cloth that covers the table. It's a nice reminder of Tucson's warmth.