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.
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.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Is Mum doing any better?
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 moodReplyDelete
I'm excited for spring too! I have heard, but not see the Robin.ReplyDelete