Meteorological spring and the Vernal Equinox (astronomical spring) have both passed – not that you can tell based on how often my furnace still cycles on a day. Or by the layers that we are still wearing. Or by the dusting of snow that greeted the folks in my region earlier this week. These dates are just markers on a calendar.
I smile every morning for the last several because I can hear the birds chittering, twittering, and singing to each other just outside my window each morning. They must be quite chilled, but they believe that spring weather is close so I will too.
I haven’t actually seen the little feathered fellows, but my ears believe. I have seen the geese – particularly as they stake out their nesting area around the building where I work. A few people – 2 co-workers and later a customer – were chased by the hissing goose parents to be. Winter might still be loath to give up it’s hold but all of these birds are determined that spring weather is near.
One good thing about the continued chill is that I have finally managed to cut back an out of control clematis. On the one warm day that we’ve experienced recently. And after 3 years of good intentions. Now that I’ve had a chance to weave the branches through the trellis better, I have my fingers crossed that it will continue to grow as heartily as it has these past years. And once again be a refuge for the birds that have sung good morning to me.
I hope that the birds are singing about spring wherever you are as well.
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