Friday, March 11, 2011

Signs of Spring

The birds were my alarm clock a couple of mornings this week.  They were singing away.  It's the first time I've heard them in a very long time.  It made me smile.  Spring is on its way.

I don't know about you, but every year when March 1st rolls around I find myself getting impatient for spring.  This year it is especially so, with what seemed like one snowstorm after another in January and February.  Ever since Punxsutawney Phil made his prediction we would have an early spring this year I have been waiting, and waiting, and waiting.

Finally, I thought when I heard the birds singing, spring is actually on its way.  You wouldn't know it by looking out at my front yard.

I'm thinking that pile of snow will be with us till April!

While birds waking me with their singing is a nice way to start the day is one indicator spring may be around the corner, it isn't enough to convince me.  I went in search of other signs.  I searched high and low, but the signs of spring are few, my friends.

I found some daffodils and crocuses peeking through the soil in my garden.  I look forward to the first crocus bloom!

The forsythia bushes in my yard are showing absolutely no signs of life, but I did find a forsythia bush in bloom on a neighboring street.

Can my forsythias be far behind?  I hope not.

One of the things I love about living in New England is the change of each season and spring is a favorite time of year.  The bursts of color after the dreariness of winter seem like Mother Nature's gift to us for enduring so many cold and harsh days.

So, friends, what signs of spring are you seeing where you are?  There is a very cool online site, called Journey North,  that tracks the first signs of a wide variety of seasonal activities.  Check it out.

I hope you are taking a moment in your day to look for spring popping up around you.  It's a beautiful time of year.



1 comment:

  1. I know it is spring because the chipmunks are running around the yard.


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