Thursday, March 24, 2016

Now It’s REALLY Spring!

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My wife and I have been enjoying the “firsts of spring” since clear back in February, thanks to strangely warm weather part of that month. Still, we knew it wasn’t spring. None the less, it was nice seeing the first dandelion and the first robins in the yard. The first crocuses were beautiful and the lovely first Easter flower (daffodil) was much appreciated. We were happy to hear the first spring peepers, and see the first magnolia blossoms. It was heart-warming to see the first pair of Canada geese off by themselves, laying claim to their nesting area. Less appreciated was the first visit to our front porch of the little fly-catcher who always builds a nest there and poops all over everything. It was nice seeing the first periwinkle blooms of the year, though, and to hear the little birds singing with such gusto in the hollow by the house as they build their first nests of the year. It was very enjoyable to pick and eat the first mess of wild greens a few days ago. However, it was the lone bat swooping repeatedly past the front porch two evenings ago that made me think that spring might finally be here. Yesterday, though, came the clincher. Sitting on the porch after sunset, I had to swat TWO %^*&#@)!$ mosquitoes! © 2016
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5 comments:

Sixbears said...

I can tell it's really spring here in the Great North Woods by the fresh snow on the ground this morning.

Gorges Smythe said...

We nearly always have an Easter snow around here, Sixbears; maybe that's what you have.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Yippee, Spring! I'm with you. Our winter was milder than normal but even so Spring is a welcome sight.

sharpenedaxe.com said...

It's been dry here most of the winter. However, in the past four days, we've had two storms, totaling close to 3 feet of snow. I hate shoveling.

Gorges Smythe said...

Kathy, fall is my favorite season, yet it seems that I appreciate spring more. Does that make any sense?

As do I, Mike, but hey, you're tough!