It's that time of year again!
I've spent lots of years in a cold climate blessed, most years, with plenty of snow. So when it gets to be March, I start looking around for signs of spring.
We practically all stampeded to the door to see what she'd seen. And yes, there they were.
When we went for a walk with the dogs yesterday, I could see that the scilla was beginning to come up, too. In a few weeks -- or less -- it will be blanketing the lawns hereabouts.
Blue lawns always make me smile. I didn't grow up in this climate, so I've had to learn all about it. The first time I saw a
Or maybe it's the feeling that we are coming out of hibernation, that we don't have to bundle up to our eyeballs to go out and get the mail anymore.
In spring I measure the weather in 'dog-foot days.' The more times they go in an out, multiplied by how many feet I have to dry (or sometimes wash and dry) is an indication of just how muddy it is out there. Today was a "48 dog foot day," which is pretty
Still, I'm not complaining. It's spring. The book is coming along. I'm going to see three reprints this spring when my Tanner Brothers trilogy comes back with brand-new covers. And I'm going to get to post them on my newly updated website (still in progress, but check around Easter and it might well be there!). That will feel like spring all over again!
What are your favorite signs of spring? (My apologies to all readers from Down Under for this very geographically oriented post. Feel free to tell me what you love about autumn. I'm pretty fond of it, too!).
1) Dakota Lynch: own work. An American robin searching for food in a Missouri field. CC BY-SA 3.0 Creative Commons license.
2) crocus By Thomas Wolf (Der Wolf im Wald) (Own work) CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia
(Own work) [Public domain], Creative Commons via Wikimedia
4) BSchenck: own work
5 BSchenck: own work