The hills are alive with new growth! Fresh green greets your eye on every ridge and hill. The meadows are starting to wake up and spots of color abound. All the flowers bring joy and calm to my heart, but the most exciting find of all yesterday was that the calypso ladyslipper orchids are starting to bloom! I've learned the spots close to the cabin where they grow, and although they are not abundant yet, there are several in each area that are greeting spring with beauty. The tiger lilies are nearly done for the season, and I miss them. But, I will excuse them for the ladyslippers that are now joining in the joyful song of spring!