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 :}
Yay! We made it through this dreaded long winter. The air has a warmth to it today and I listen to the song birds outside and the snow melting in my driveway. That’s my river here in Wilmington. Lol! Happy spring Cindy!
I hope we made it. This storm took out the Cape but they can afford it (sigh). Let’s all shout daily, “Hell no! No more snow!”
I love the snow! Yet, It has been a long cold painful winter for me for all the wrong reasons! However, your beautiful photos and wonderful humor has truly been an inspiration and has added much joy to my life. You are serene and peaceful in your river home. Nice journey…..better destination……..home is where the heart is peaceful.
I look forward to Spring you, Chris and nature unfolding new wondrous adventures to share.