I love spring! The feeling of new life and new beginnings. The end to the winter grip. Unfortunately the ups and downs of temperature and weather can also foster illness. My youngest and I spent the week camped out in the living room with flu-like illnesses. It is going around the ladies I work with at school. I returned to work today and Lexi to school. Still the site that greeted me today was palliative to my weary soul.
I had mentioned before that a favorite harbinger of spring was flowers in bloom. For instance, viewing the forsythia bush, to the left, in all of its glory, brings a significant feeling of joy. I smile every time I see the yellow buds forming and bursting forth like rays of sunlight. I love spring! Its beauty counters the starkness of winter’s desolation. From the tiny crocus, to the sunny daffodils, to the exquisite tulips. It’s not just the beauty but the representative of new life.
One of my favorite signs of spring is the geese migration. I find it fascinating to watch. It brings me much joy because I know that spring is soon coming. The Canadian Geese fly in a “v” formation, taking turns being in the lead. When we lived at our last place, we would see thousands flying overhead and I would stand outside, point north and yell, “That way! Keep going! Come on! You can do it!” Of course, they knew where they were going but their arrival was always widely welcomed by me. There are some that stay here year around but Spring migration an important sign of spring. It was almost like they were rowing a boat and yelling, “Pull! Pull! Pull!” Continue reading
.Tomorrow is the first day of spring…… and there is SNOW in the forecast! Argh!