Oh baby, she’s finally here!!! And not soon enough. I need to see green shoots peeking out of the soil. I need to feel the whisper of spring’s kiss. I need to smell the scents and hear the sounds of spring. I need winter to be gone, baby, gone!
What does the arrival of spring bring to the Concord River? Well, for one thing, the thawing river produces massive ice flows. Like lumbering animals, they meander upriver, causing distress in the ducks as they pass. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a few penguins sitting on them!
Spring brings back the waterfowl that migrated last autumn. Pairs are arriving daily, obviously remembering the wonderful cracked corn served at the River Lady Café!
My waterfront café always has room for new species of ducks, like this beautiful male Wood Duck. I’m thinking a few wood duck nesting boxes should be added to my long spring shopping list.
Spring continues the migration of the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds.
Lastly, spring brings possibilities and I intend to embrace all she has to offer.
So, here’s my wish list for Spring, 2014: gentle, non-flooding rains (please, no water in my basement, pleeeaaassseee); cool starlit nights; warm, sunny days with no humidity; sweetly-scented breezes; physical strength and money to accomplish all my gardening projects; some wisdom, and a peacful soul.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going outside to listen, smell, and inhale Spring, and finally, exhale Winter.
Blessed Ostara :}