A soft rain was falling early this morning, but that never keeps me away. In fact, being at the garden in the rain is one of my favorite times to visit. It's peaceful, quiet, the air is fresh and the colors appear more saturated. Today my husband joined me to walk and enjoy each other's company before breakfast at Maple, Descanso's weekend-exclusive restaurant. If you have the opportunity to go, you must try the beignets. Dipped in Vermont Maple Syrup, they are absolutely heavenly! Today I saw the first blossoms on the cherry trees. Soon they will will be covered in dainty pink flowers. Nature is gearing up for her springtime spectacular and she never disappoints.