After a brutal winter, by Weaverville standards, the promise of warm and blooming weather has arrived. We’ve been so eager to see the first daffodil open we couldn’t stand it. Well, here he is, captured in the act of opening.
Other signs of spring are also arriving: The Biltmore Estate is opening its Antler Hill Village this weekend, and begins the Festival of Flowers in a couple weeks. It’s T-shirt weather again, a sultry 63 degrees today. Mrs. Landers called to schedule her first-graders’ annual egg hunt on the Inn on Main Street lawn. Our koi have emerged from near-hibernation and are exploring their surroundings again. The only folks in shorts are fresh arrivals from Florida, but we’re all fixing to break out the bags of summer clothes soon.
Spring brings promise on all levels. We innkeepers rejoice at the return of guests, and our bed and breakfast guests rejoice at a slow-but-sure improvement in the economy. Cabin fever is giving way to hope, and we’ve been yearning for that. May your spring blossom with hope as well.