Here in Maine we have several sure signs of spring:
Small sprouts of green and purple crocuses (crocusii ?)
Crazy motorcycle riders (no pictures but you know the type)
But this year I got a different sign of spring.
This is the "Open" flag for the shop,
Yep, it's in rough shape, but it was my first one, I was so happy to put it out and feel like a real business. That was several winters and lots of sun and rain ago. Some of the girls have been kidding me about getting a new one, I said "in the spring, since the winter can be so hard on them" Well last Tuesday night at class, my good buddy Faye told me it was time and gave me this
A brand new, hand-made open flag. How cool is that? Of course, now I will have to bring it in when it rains or snows. Thanks again Faye!
Don't tell me not to burn the candle at both ends