Monday, February 4, 2013

A Glimpse of Spring

As I left home this afternoon I realized how quickly the days have lengthened.  Only a month ago, I drove home in darkness every night, and this evening it was light almost all the way home.
I know many experience SAD and are thrilled that the days are becoming brighter and longer.
I heard on the news that the groundhog did not see his shadow, so according to legend we will have an early spring.

I will miss winter, and the shorter days.  I will miss the bare trees and the cold clear nights, the dazzling sunsets and the large silver moons.  I will miss the scurry and flurry of birds at our feeders.
What can I say, I love my winter boots and sweaters!

But spring is just around the corner, there is evidence all around.  Tiny yellow golden bells, flowering quince, and daffodils are showing their faces.  Over the weekend, we saw a plum tree in full bloom.
But sometimes Mother Nature plays jokes, we have had 70 degree days in February and snow in March.  As I see everything rushing to blossom and flower, I cringe......don't be so impatient, take your time......that wacky groundhog has been known to make mistakes, I want to caution all the trees and plants.....slow down there are still days on the calendar that mark winter.

I know those of you who live where the winters are harsh and long are much like the plants here, in such a hurry for spring and warm days.......know that the snow won't last forever, the wind direction will change and in a few weeks, the sun will warm your skin.
Goodnight, Sweet dreams


  1. It is snowing here and I must confess that I am in no rush to see the spring coming. I love winter. Lovely post.

  2. It's been very gray and snowy here but I just mentioned to my hubby that it was 6pm and still light out! Yeah! I don't mind winter with the cold and snow as much as I mind the dark...dark when I leave for work and sometimes still dark when I come home. So the longer daylight makes me happy!

  3. I've noticed that the days are getting longer too. I leave the house when it's light and I'm back home when it's still light. We're on the home stretch now.
    Have a good day