Thursday, March 11, 2010
Spring is in the air
For all the crabbing I've done about the snow and dark skies this winter, I have to tell you that the snows this week left us with an absolutely gorgeous day today. We went to town to have lunch, and I was busily snapping photos like a person starved for snow and blue sky. I wanted to share a little piece of this day with you.
Something in the air has changed, as well. Maybe it's all in my head...maybe it's real. I've had potential tenants surveying the birdhouse in the carport this past week (Mountain Chickadees, I believe), and Hairy the woodpecker has been happily beating the daylights out of the vigas in the same carport...leaving his sawdust below. The robins seem to have moved on, after being here most of the winter, but I've seen a fair number of blue jays this week. Not the Stellar jays, but what I call the scrub jays. I love them both.
At lunch today, conversation turned to my winter doldrums. Mr. Sunflower suggested that perhaps this has a wee bit to do with my getting ready to turn another decade on my personal odometer...or is it ageometer...and I will admit, it has been heavy on my mind. Common sense tells me I'm fortunate to have good health and even be alive, but for some reason, this coming birthday is a real smack in the head for me.
Whatever happened to not trusting anyone over thirty? Ooopsss....