Monday, May 20, 2019

Oh, That Green!

by Lilly Jayne
from the Garden Squad Mysteries by Julia Henry

Spring in New England is a short season. Winter drags on and on. Depending on where you live, the snow doesn't melt until late April. Sometimes even May.
April showers are indeed that. There's a gray tinge that lasts for a long time while this part of the country wakes up and remember it's spring.
And then, finally, it happens. Usually after a long stretch of rain the sun finally shines and the green pops.
You know that green. The "everything is possible" green. The green that takes your breath away, and makes you smile. The green that convinces you it may be time, may be time (let's not get ahead of ourselves), to put your winter coat in the cedar chest.
The green that reminds you that you have hay fever, but even that is a joyful discovery.
That green makes me feel alive again. That green also tells me it's time to get out into the garden.

Julia Henry writes the Garden Squad mysteries. Visit her at, and follow her on social media (Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter) under @JHAuthors. JHAuthors stands for one woman, three names, many books.

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