Snow melt in New England

I took this a couple weeks ago during the warm spell right after 10 inches of unexpected snow in early April. There is always something alluring about fast flowing water. It always reminds me of how powerful nature is.

This warm day

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…

Spring Alive!

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!!!

Pansy love

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. 

Almost spring light

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.

Feathered friends on bitter cold day

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!