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Forsythia Leviosa!

I couldn’t resist the Harry Potter reference. Every time the wind blows, every time the snow falls or the flower blooms or the egg hatches, it’s as if Mother Nature is waving her magic wand. Forsythia is one of the earliest blooms in our yard, brightening up the bare landscape with canes of blazing yellow. She is a force that demands attention, growing quickly and well beyond my highest reach, warming the days despite the lingering chill. She coaxes us to join her in anticipatory celebration for all the rainbow children of Spring, until we are chanting along with her a mantra of infectious joy: “Forsythia leviosa!”