Benjamin and Lassiter’s Mom looked at my Wordless Wednesday photo on the tiny screen of her phone and thought it was geese winging their way north, signifying spring. Ah well. Which got me to thinking. Some of us in the northern reaches of the world wouldn’t mind a hint of spring about now.
This morning I woke to another couple inches of fresh sticky snow with more coming down. It is pretty but it is snow. More snow. And as much as I know the snow is good for us and our state crops and our lake levels I am beginning to wish for little green sprouts. I know. It’s way too early and if things were sprouting or bursting into flower here on the last day of February we’d be in the same predicament we were last year when everything woke too early and then was killed in the next so predictable freeze.
Still. If you’re in a part of the country where spring is legitimately beginning maybe you could share a bit of it with us? We like to think of it creeping toward us; town by town, county by county, state by state. Anticipation is the best part and we will enjoy our own spring so much more if you share some of yours.
What’s happening down south? Are you enjoying those first warm breezes that smell of new grass and mud? Do you have peepers in your pond yet? Have you heard the blackbird sing?
Let us know. It will make shoveling that sidewalk – again- just a bit easier.