There’s a new spring in our steps, joy in our hearts, a lift, a lightening of the winter’s darkness. It’s unabashedly spring in the way that the birds are chasing each other around, calling, whistling, singing and flirting.
We know the season has changed from the way the blackbird bristles and glowers at us from its perch up high on the telephone wire.
And it all happened this week…
It’s as if there was a turning point, a pivot, a moment in the day when it was winter until a bud decided to peek out from its hidden alcove and all others followed suit.
Spring is everywhere.
In the swelling, the greening, the bird song, the buzz of new bugs.
It’s a new season because there are lambs, and calves, and yes they do indeed frolic in the pastures beside their ever watchful mothers. It’s spring because the weight of winter has been lightened from the backs of the horses that are dancing with their riders up the road. Skittish and fearful one moment, frisky and hard to handle the next.
It’s a changed season because in the garden there are branches and twigs that have come alive, dark sodden soil breaking open, erupting, loosening bursting with sprouts. It’s spring because the dandelions have arrived overnight in the lawn.
It’s spring a glorious beautiful seasonal time!
Jen @ The Light Laughed
Look for the latest issue of our online magazine RURAL in early April. There are spring babies, recipes, beautiful writing and gorgeous photos. And even a photo contest that you are going to want to enter. Not yet a subscriber to RURAL?