There are signs of spring, aligning with the cycle of the Biden/Harris administration. Hellebores are among the first to bloom in my garden. The Mexican orange comes from down the road. They give me such joy, and hope. I’m resting in the calmness of today.

However, there is much work to be done. I love the way our new President got right down to work. It reminds me that I’ll need to get to work soon too, organizing phone banks primarily. In the meantime I’m absorbing information about what we can do to support racial justice, fight voter suppression, white supremacy, and more.

In the meantime, I’m still following Heather Cox Richardson’s Letter from an American. She reports on the news of the day, and often provides a historical perspective. Her post today starts: ” Today’s big news was not entirely unexpected: There was never any plan for a federal response to the coronavirus pandemic. “What we’re inheriting is so much worse than we could have imagined,” said President Biden’s coronavirus response coordinator Jeff Zients in a call with reporters. Another official said: “There is nothing for us to rework. We are going to have to build everything from scratch.” Take a deep breath and be grateful we have responsible adults in charge.

African seed pod, rhododendron flower and leaves, christmas cactus, Mexican orange flowers, clay beads, heelebore petals and centers, budding pussy willow

Here is today’s offering. Signs of spring – budding and flowering. Enjoy. And please leave a comment to let me know you were here.

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