Is it just me or has this winter felt like its gone on forever? (Those of you in the southern hemisphere can just settle down; I’ll get to you in June. By the way, happy first day of Autumn.)
Back to winter. Or should I write, the end of winter? And none too soon, for me and my little corner of the Concord River. The late winter storm of this past week seemed to imply winter might hang around for another few months. Let me tell you, the ducks were miserable.
My ducks are a hardy lot, though. They braved the sleet, snow, and biting temperatures. My beach was blanketed in a marshmallow coating of white, with an island of brown.
It’s not easy being a 61-year old woman either. (Yes, I put the hyphens in the correct spots. I want to emphasize old.) Especially one who’s tired of shoveling, snow blowing, and roof raking. Leaves are for raking–not roofs!
Enough, I say! Winter, your time is over. Pack up your snowflakes and skedaddle. It’s time for Spring. (Deep breath.)
A time of hope . . .
. . . and new growth.
A time when the earth opens her lips to the sun’s rays and drinks the warmth pouring down upon her.
A time when life pushes forth, despite the cold.
A time when all things possible.
Seriously. I’ve been living here for four years this May (Wow!) and this was the first season where I had honey bees eating my cracked corn. Seems they appreciate a high quality grain as much as the birds and ducks do.
Not really. The ducks and birds are the kings of the cracked corn.
Can you spot where I almost fell? Don’t get dizzy! HaHa
This is where I’ll leave you. It’s late and I’m sleepy. But before I go. . .
May Ostara bring joy and magic into your life; May the fertility of the season grow within you; May your dreams take wing and your wishes bloom. Blessed be.
Oh, oh, oh. I almost forgot. Here they come!!!!!!!