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first harbinger of spring

Monday, March 16th, 2009

as I opened the window this morning it was evident that spring is not far in coming. There is a sweetness in the air, the birds have dug out their songbook with chipper tunes, and when I go outside spring flowers have pushed up through the earth seemingly overnight.

A lovely time of year, this early ‘not quite there yet’ time between winter and true spring where anything is still possible; there might be snow tomorrow, but today, ah today, the first bee is busy flying from one crocus to the next, the sun is warm on my face, and my legs carry me to the still dormant vegetable garden. My blood starts to hum – soon, soon . . .

Happy days!

Friday, December 26th, 2008

For everyone who celebrates a Holiday this season, and for everyone who does not, I wish you happy days!

This somewhat differently shaped magnolia blossom appeared just in time for the holidays after I put the branch that had broken off the tree in a vase. Sometimes good things happen … ;)