They are here, they are here, they are finally here! A stroll through the Empress gardens is now a must do event, as Spring flowers are in full bloom. Every corner you turn brings a new assault of beauty to your eyes (and often your nose) as flowers bloom on bushes, in planters, in beds, around swings and climbing up columns. The exciting thing is, there are many more to come. Our fig tree is just now putting out leaves and will soon provide fresh fruit for breakfast. I am impatiently awaiting the hydrangeas, as they are my absolute favorites! But in the meantime, there is so much to see that my daily stroll through the gardens is the very best part of the work day.