"Awake, thou wintry earth -
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!
~Thomas Blackburn, "An Easter Hymn"
And so it has! I am reminded once again of a quote from a movie that I happen to like: "How do you feel? ------ I feel young!"
The previous owners of stately manor really planted the yard up. Behold the proud statements of Spring (click to enbiggen):
So once again I feel renewed and reawakened after a long slumber. New opportunities and adventures await!