Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Spring Is In the Air

Yesterday many were singing “Love is In the Air”… yet today I have to say my song is Spring is in the air. As I did my morning walk around today, I was pleasantly surprised by a couple of wee crocus peeking out of the ground from beneath the pile of spent sunflower seeds that lay beneath my young oak . As I looked closer I could see more that are well on their way to blooming in the near future. A further walk around the pond showed me even more signs of spring’s nearness. The daffodil and tulip bulbs I had planted earlier last fall were breaking mother earth and starting their climb towards the warming sun.


Most of the snow that we had received the last week is melted. Only the snow that blew and formed the towering drifts still remain. Yet they too have melted considerably and will be a distant thought in the coming days. The weather is warming to the 70’s and possibly 80’s and I find myself craving to take my rake to the garden and clear the accumulated leaves that have blown and piled in the last few months. I know though that a spring snow could still come and the sweet Williams that are cradled beneath the warmth of the decaying leaves are tender and green and do not need to be uncovered so soon. So I will hold myself back a bit longer before I do too much.

The high winds during the winter storms loosened many of the small twigs and branches on the willows that surround the pond. I do have plans to gather them in the coming warm days. I have many ideas racing around my mind as to how I might put them to use rather than just get rid of them. Look for examples of these ideas in the coming weeks as I bring them to life. I have big plans for my garden beneath my fairy tree; many of which include the use of these twigs.



I am also planning a Spring trip to see the grand kids. It is still a few weeks away but I have to say I am excited. Yes I know it was just a couple months since last I visited but what can I say I already miss them. They all seem to grow so fast. It is hard to believe the my little Buddha (my nickname for my grand daughter) will be eight this year. The wee one is walking now so of course that will be fun. And lastly my little sushi pal (my oldest grandson) can’t wait for me to come so we can share a plate of edamane and some tuna rolls. Needless to say I am more than ready.

Have you seen any signs of spring approaching or has old man winter still got you in his grip. Do you have any big plans for your spring garden? In the coming week as the temperatures warm, I hope that the urgings that only spring can bring come to each and everyone of you. Blessings

12 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

No signs of Spring here yet. Maybe in April.

Robin Larkspur said...

I am very envious of your bulbs coming up...still wintered-down here in Upstate New York...for several more weeks! You are so lucky to have a willow tree, so magickal. I hope you might make a besom out of some of the twigs. Enjoy! and love hearing about the grands!

Sydnii said...

We're still buried in snow, but it's slowly melting, melting, always melting. :) Highs of 59 tomorrow and 68 Thursday ought to help speed it along on its way, though. Of course, I'm just happy that I can go outside with only a light jacket! Enjoy your crocuses (and tell them hello for me; it might be a while before I see any myself)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh what lovely crocuses! I anxiously await them, but we are still in the melting process. I am happy to report that I DO see some patches of earth! I know in my heart that spring is right around the corner...and I am looking forward to it. Theresa

Teresa said...

It is so muddy right now! The snow is almost melted as our temps have gone above freezing the last few days. Lots of mud!

Emi Brade said...

I live in Mesa AZ but and from SC. I miss having seasons. One of the few (but beautiful) signs of spring here is the huge aloe vera blooms!

pheonix_Dawn said...

In the 50s here this week I too have been taking morning walks to look for my crocuses nothing yet some daffodils Spring is most definatly on its way Beautiful Post Hope you have a lovely day!

Oberon's Wood said...

Janie!!!
I thought we'd lost each other!
And here you are being all Spring-ish and doing your weather workings ;o)
Just you wait...you'll be moaning about the weather being too hot again soon ;o)

(And yep...I do like the chocolate)

Birgit said...

Hi there,

No spring in my part of the world yet. Actually, it's foggy today and looks more like fall than spring!

You are an active blogger, so I would love to invite you to my One World One Heart giveaway. It's still time to hop over to my blog and leave a comment to win a beaded necklace . Comments will be accepted until February 17th (please think of the time difference).

Hugs,
Birgit

faerwillow said...

~good morning my friend...tulip are about six inches high, lilac tree has tinsy little buds and my quince tree to is showing signs to soon be in bloom...old man winter has been all to kind to us this winter yet today will be thunderstorms and i guess we have a chance for snow showers these next two days...we'll see...one can never get there hopes up around here!!!

look at your grands who once seemed so little...they are growing so beautifully and i can imagine the longing feelings and excited emotions that are stirring until you visit again!!!

as for your willow branches...so beautiful just in the simplicity of the bundle wrapped above...i can't wait to see what bits of magic you will weave with these pieces...

my heartfelt thanks yous always for your words as of late...your a gift always in my day...much love light and blessings shining brightly upon you and yours~

Róisín said...

Glad I found your blog through the fairy party over at Danni's place - tis lovely! I'm glad to hear Spring has finally arrived somewhere. Today was the first day there was even a hint of it here, but we still have no wee buds poking their heads up just yet. I usually love winter but this one has been so long I just can't wait for it to be over. This post has now got me even more excited!

Wendy said...

It's so funny that I also am a firm believer that kitties we've loved and have had to say goodbye to, seem to send us new friends that remind us of them. My two girls I swear are a combination of the very beloved kitty I had who died so young. And I also have put bells on their collars in hopes that birds would be more cautions from them, but cats do conform so easily. I love hearing about your little blue bird. A perfect harbinger for Spring. And your new blog look is gorgeous!! :)