As I write this, the wind is howling around the house and it is snowing again, BUT by the end of this week we might get rain. Spring is just around the corner. Please, let spring be just around the corner.
I never want to wish away my life. Each moment is precious and the months and years fly by so quickly. Yet at this point in winter, I long for the warmer weather and the comfort of being out in the sunshine.
Mid-march is only 4 weeks away. I sorted through my pictures and found these warm thoughts from mid-March to give us hope that spring will be here soon. The woods will awaken again. We can make it. It’s just a few more weeks!
These are some of the spring things I’m looking forward to:
The first flowers of spring emerging from the brown forest floor.
Frogs singing their mating calls from local ponds and pools.
Ducks finding mates and nesting.
Red-winged blackbirds singing their songs high above the turtle ponds.
Painted turtles leisurely sunning themselves on the logs of turtle pond.
Salamanders emerging to make their night time journeys to the vernal pools.
Best of all, I’m looking forward to children exploring the woods and creeks. I’m looking forward to seeing their delight as they discover snakes, frogs, crawfish, salamanders and caddisflies.
It won’t be long now! Spring is just around the corner. Just a few more weeks.