Sunday, March 11, 2012

Signs of Spring

This morning I woke up with a fuzzy little paw on my face.  For a split second, I thought I was in Heaven!

The hour lost to last night's time change didn't affect me one way or the other.  If I pay no attention to the clock, it pays no attention to me.

White Geese
March is giving us gorgeous days with blue skies and warm temperatures.  This morning it's already 60 degrees, robins are hopping on the neighborhood lawns, and rows of red-wing blackbirds are perched on the power lines.  Yesterday we came upon this flock of snow white geese briefly resting on a marshy pond about thirty miles from our home.  Gray Canadian Geese are common around here, but these white ones were surely reason to stop and take a good look.  Our camera doesn't have enough zoom power, but we did have our binoculars.

The warmer temperatures are bringing the neighborhood kids out on their trikes and bikes, and that means we have to be extra vigilant backing out of our driveway.  There's a comfort in seeing colorful balls bouncing in the air, a little boy sitting up in a tree, and a little girl pushing her dolly's stroller up and down the sidewalk.  Even though our winter was one of the mildest in memory, Sweet Springtime is making sure that our souls are once again filled with substance and sparkle.

"To what can our life on earth be likened?
To a flock of geese,
alighting on the snow.
Sometimes leaving a trace of their passage."
~Su Shi