Sunday, April 01, 2007

What is spring?

I came across Loretta's post in Pomegranates and Paper about what signals spring to her. It was inspiring and made me think about how I know spring is here. What about you? What makes your heart and soul know that it is spring?

Here's my list so far.
  • Crocuses peeking round the last vestiges of snow in the garden
  • Ducks and geese starting to lay eggs after the winter break
  • Putting away winter coats and boots
  • The cat being outside for hours instead of 5 minutes at a time
  • The greenhouse feeling warm even without heat on
  • Starting seeds for flowers and vegetables
  • Rabbits in the garden
  • Robins returning to the garden
  • Cleaning the winter's grime off outside windows
  • The pair of crows in the woods setting up their nest again
  • Lighter mornings and longer evenings
  • No frost to scrape off the car in the morning
  • Open windows
  • Plowing the fields
  • Looking at brightly coloured dresses in the stores

1 comment:

"JeanneG" said...

That rabbit looks big. He/She must be eating pretty good.