So, as I sit here and wait for spring to finally take us out of the snow and into some new and exciting colours, I find myself bitterly disappointed every day when I go looking for some big sign that spring is finally here. I’m ready to photograph some bright bold colours. I want new sights to see. I’m ready and waiting for my first spring in my new area.
Instead….this is what I find –
Oh, it’s beautiful scenery, don’t get me wrong. I’ll take those browns, golds, oranges, and greens any day of the week! But…..you know, I’m just READY!
My mood didn’t improve when I read Barbara’s post on here yesterday. Barbara lives a bit south of us in the state of Virginia. She’s already out having spring walks, gardening, and she’s posted some photos of spring flowers! Drat! I wish this was me!
However, as I was reading Sylvia’s latest post and seeing how much snow she still has in her part of the north, I quickly rethought all those “Drats!” I had been muttering. Don’t get me wrong, I love winter. I love snow. But I think part of loving winter and snow is that after you’ve had a proper, good, old-fashioned, storybook wintertime with lots of snow and icicles, you do tend to look forward to spring a bit more than if you didn’t have that snow in the first place.
After reading Sylvia’s post, I began to be a bit more grateful for just the little signs I’m already seeing here through the rainy days we’re having…..We’ve had a whole week without snow! This is an amazing thing after six months of winter and snow on the ground.
And now….Small but mighty signs showing us that, being uncovered of snow, the earth is quietly waking up from its winter hibernation…..
And slowing unfolding to share spring treasures….
Even above us…….buds abound! And everywhere, there is evidence that the majesty of spring is already unfurling!This is MY spring so far and I’ll take it!
How far along is YOUR spring right now?