Spring unfolding. One sweet moment after another.
This warm day. . . The park was full of parents with young children. The redwing blackbirds are chattering in the backyard and a sparrow couple is making a nest in the birdhouse. The patch of crocus on the south side of the house has burst into bloom. Every year it happens like this. And every…
It’s so amazing to watch these open over the past 24 hours when 9 days ago we got 12 inches of snow! Yesterday afternoon, this morning, this afternoon. The whole neighborhood feels more alive with birds singing, parents walking their kids around the block and the sound of motorcycles down on Main Street. Welcome spring!!!
I am always appreciative of the local nursery that has cold hardy pansies ready the first weekend in April whether there is still snow on the ground or not. Beautiful plants ready for early spring pots make my heart feel lighter after the long winter.
I am always amazed at how the almost spring light lifts my soul. Every year. I don’t quite realize how heavy the darkness of winter weighs on me, how much I am holding my breath until the light is just enough brighter to make everything lighter.
I hid inside all day. Fierce winds added to a 10 degree F day takes ones breath away. I made hot soup and several mugs of tea to stay warm. The birds need extra food to keep warm and were busy visiting our feeders. Their bright colors definitely brightened my day!
The weather continues to act like a ping pong ball. Hiding inside today from the bitter cold winds. I’m ready for spring and gardening outside but am grateful to be watching the growth of the amaryllis on the windowsill. Contrasted with Wednesday which was 50 degrees and sunny and played hookey from work and hiked…