Spring officially arrives on Wednesday, March 20 but unofficially there have been sightings in Lake Oswego.
■My camellias are blooming and the rhododendron buds are getting ready to put on a brilliant show.
■Neighbors are coming out of their hibernation.
■The sound of lawnmowers and smell of freshly mowed grass are giving yard work a good name.
■Tree blossoms are ending winter’s drought of color.
■Kids have been spotted playing in their backyards and out in the streets. The trampoline next door is springing back into action.
■Barbecue dinners are working their way back into our weekly menu (granted, I may still need to wear my coat and perhaps hold an umbrella while I’m standing at the grill).
■Daffodils are reminding us that some things are worth the wait.
■Kayakers are bundling up and coming down our canal, along with an occasional boat sighting.
■The sun is nearing a 7:30 p.m. sunset, giving me more daylight to read on my front porch, chat with my neighbors, and yes, mow that lawn.
What’s your favorite harbinger of spring in Lake Oswego? Share it with the rest of us so we can be sure to take notice!