Today's commute to work included two sure signs of spring.
One is something most people associate with this season: the blooming of small flowers. The violet wave I saw in the breeze were, as it turned out, a carpet of Iris reticulata:
There must have been something in the light and air: from a block or so away, I couldn't see the soil and I just barely noticed the green leaves rippling among the sea of indigo petals.
When I got to campus, I noticed another "sea," or at least a wave:
Yes, the bike rack was full when I arrived. Actually,there was one space left--behind the motorcycle.
The weather reports say there's a chance of rain tonight. One could hardly have guessed that on such a clear, dry--if somewhat brisk--early-spring day.