It's hard to feel hopeful just now, with so many people affected worldwide by COVID-19, but time in the garden is always a comfort.
Our garden is just beginning to respond to warmer weather, and although I liked photographing these tight flower buds on one of our shrubs, I couldn't remember what the name of the shrub was. A quick review of my earlier blips revealed the answer -- it's a Korean Spice Viburnum. Here's what it looked like in full bloom in 2014, so different from its current stage.
The natural world is "doing" spring as usual; I find that immensely comforting.
The Native American people who were first on this land have done a much better job of fighting COVID-19 than the settlers who came here later -- read about that here.
[COVID-19 statistics for Whatcom County today: 7 confirmed cases, 209 negative results, no deaths]