Thursday, March 18, 2010

Spring Notes

It's been a long time since my last post. A serious bout with winter blues gave way to a serious late winter cold and I've been low, low, low. Recovery seems to be just around the corner, however--just in time for spring!

My dad always says that by St. Patrick's Day we'll hear spring peepers. Every year I tell him this will be the year we won't have them that early. Every year I am proved wrong and it always seems like a miracle. How can we go from a snow-covered vista to vernal ponds overnight? I don't know, but every year we do. This year I heard the peepers' chorus a full week before St. Paddy's Day!

In town, I've seen snowdrops and crocuses in bloom. Here in the country, green shoots are making their appearance but nothing is blooming yet. When the ground dries up I'll have to clear out the flower bed and prune the roses. I might even get a chance before Sunday, when the weather is supposed to become damp and chilly again.
At any rate, spring is coming! I'm so ready! Photos courtesy of Wikipedia.