Though it is still snowing in parts of our country, here in Oregon's beautiful Willamette Valley, Spring has burst upon us. Overnight the trees have sallied forth in colorful blooms and bright flowers spring from the ground. The sun is shining today--right through my office window as I type. Ah, it is SO beautiful and warm.
My niece and I have always enjoyed pussy willows, pretending the small catkins are tiny kittens. They are one of the first signs of Spring. It was her birthday recently, so I painted this picture of her with all those darling little kitten catkins. Springtime is coming--and there is always hope in the Spring.
Of course, there is a heart in this picture--though I didn't hide it this time!
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