Monday, March 15, 2021

Plodding Along

 Well I'm plodding along in life. Last week we had some wonderful weather here in Michigan and I walked quite a bit. It was really lovely. Today it feels like winter again. I suppose that's what Spring is all about. I'm glad that all the ice has gone from my walk. It feels so lovely to be able to walk without my Yaktrax on and just my hiking boots! 

I was really glad to see my first spring flowers - Snowdrops. I remember where I saw a few last spring and went to check on them. Sure enough they were up! I was so pleased. 

My walking friend and I decided to go and see if there were any daffodils coming up and were excited to see them start peeping through the fallen leaves. So wonderful to see the new growth. 

Another sure sign of spring here in  Michigan is the return of the Red-winged Blackbird. Their call heralds the return of spring. I love seeing them in the trees and listening to them sing their song. 

I am waiting for the urge to spring clean to come upon me, but it hasn't yet. I've been thinking about sorting and decluttering but that's as far as I've got so far. Sigh. I hate to say it but I need a really rainy, horrible day where I'm not tempted to go walking and I actually get some things around here done!


  1. When I lived in NW Indiana, the red-winged blackbird was the surest sign that spring had finally arrived. Look up James Keelaghan's song Red-Winged Blackbird on YouTube. It's a good 'un.

  2. Yay! Snowdrops, daffodils, and redwinged blackbirds! Sounds like spring is just around the corner! Hope the urge to spring clean is just around the corner, too!

    Is Mum doing any better?

  3. I'm waiting for the urge to clean to hit me too. I get so much done when I am in that mood. Funnily enough it's the blue sky and bitterly cold sunshine days that make me want to scrub everything from top to bottom. It's too cold to do anything outdoors and it fills a day or two while I am in the mood

  4. I'm excited for spring too! I have heard, but not see the Robin.


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