You know the song, "Popcorn popping on the apricot tree?"
I know it isn't rocket science or anything, but I never really got it. I grew up in NorCal, and we didn't really seem to have that spring phenomenon. Or maybe it wasn't so noticeable.
Now, after a LONG winter in Utah, I get it.
I was driving with my kids the other day, and saw several trees that looked exactly like they were dotted with popcorn. I practically drove off the road (well, maybe not, but I felt like it), and I yelled to the backseats, "OH MY GOODNESS, do you guys see the popcorn popping on the apricot trees?"
Since then, we love to yell out the popcorn color, whether it is just beginning, or whatever else we can think of.
HOW COOL!!!! I told Larry about my discovery and deprived childhood, and he just kind of rolled his eyes. He must think that I grew up on a totally different planet. Well, in my defense, it was a different country, eh?
By the way, it also kinda snowed here today, too. I love snow, but I am ready for spring FOR REAL!