“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.” Henry David Thoreau

Hmmmm, well, presently, when I look out my window, the snow seems to be the only thing I’m seeing. Ok, Henry, I get it. I need to look with my soul, not just my eyes. For example, that pile of snow across the river? It’s actually a beaver lodge. Imagine the beavers all cozy, doing what beavers do in the winter (lucky beavers).


I wonder if the female sends the male out for pickles and ice cream!

And that fluttering leaf in the bushes is actually, OMG!!!, a chipmunk!


“When did all this snow get here? It’s March, right?”

This is like the game Chris and I would play many years ago, I Spy! Let’s see, what else? Wow! the trees are waking-up too!


Listen carefully and you’ll be able to hear them yawning.

Oh cool, a pussy willow!!! Yeah, sure, it’s only one but more will follow.

When the pussy willows happen …


… then it is spring! Margaret Wise Brown

I spy, with my little eye, yup, the river is starting to open up. It’s just some shades of grey (Not that kind of shades of grey. No whips and chains, please.) Even a bit it of shoreline is visible. Soon the whole river will be back (and, potentially in my basement).

Once the river is open, my ducks will be home. This might be a good time to replenish the corn and bread bins.


March, 2014.

Lastly, Here they come!!!


Blessed be :]












About tinthia

Wondering, searching, and wandering, I'm an earth witch with a desire to get it right in my lifetime. The flow of the river feeds my inner goddess and fuels my soul. Blessed be. :}
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6 Responses to “The question is not what you look at, but what you see.” Henry David Thoreau

  1. Kathy says:

    Love your humor Cindy !
    Think spring
    Think spring !!
    I should be fertilizing my lawn now…

  2. priscilla says:

    You inspired me to hang a hummingbird feeder down here in Florida , Not that I’ve seen Any birds yet. I’ve got a pair of resident hawks that keep most birds away except for the larger cranes and storks that hang around what passes for a water view here… the drainage ditch . Hoping for a slow melt for you and no rain!

    • tinthia says:

      Hi, so cool you hung a feeder. Remember to also get an ant guard to keep the little sugar eating critters out of the feeder. Take pictures and send them to me: crabgrasscards@gmail.com. I will post them if you give me permission. A slow melt and dry spring would be wonderful at this point. 🙂

  3. Brandy says:

    oh cool beavers, can’t wait for spring, and to see your beautiful garden! Its just around the corner…. or so we hope! always lovely to stop in and read your new posts. xoxo

  4. Priscilla says:

    Saw a hummingbird at my feeder today in Ormond beach but he wouldn’t stay long enough for a photo op!

    Sent from my iPhone

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