In many places this time of year, flowers are beginning to bloom, birds are returning and making their nests, and green is returning to the landscape. Here in the Phoenix area, our spring is on it’s way out. Our poppies are spent, our one deciduous tree leafed out several weeks ago, and it seems a little quieter in the way of birds. The change in seasons is not so noticeable here and sometimes I really miss that, so I am looking for ways to bring the idea of spring into our household for a little longer. I have had a few bunches of tulips and daffodils, which were great, but they just do not last long enough. Hopefully dyeing Easter eggs this coming week will help (we are going to try some plant dyes this year), and maybe something will come along that really speaks of spring.