Tuesday, March 20, 2012

the beginning

this morning with a friend at Porchlight Coffee

I admit it. I’ve been a bit surly about the advent of spring. Uncharacteristically for here, it seems to me, the weather remains cold, the landscape mostly devoid of color. Yesterday I woke up to frost on the neighbors’ rooftops, and there was snow on the cars near school. But, you know, around here cold usually means clear skies, and that is no small thing. Our side of the world continues to move closer to the sun; warmth is only a matter of time.

This morning, as Cal practiced the piano, I realized he was playing Vivaldi’s ‘Spring'; new music for him. It made my whole day. Think I’ll give his piano teacher a bouquet of flowers when we see her this week.

Other signs of spring: My energy level is high. I hear ever more bird songs each day. The first round of blossoms are starting to show themselves around the neighborhood – cherry blossoms and magnolias, finally. And there are daffodils.

Wishing us all a season of growth. Happy Vernal Equinox.

4 comments:

silverpebble said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful post. Spring has crept up subtley here this week. A smidgeon more warmth, the odd tiny daffodil in the garden, and at long last the crocuses I planted back in October. I saw my first Brimstone butterfly of the year. It's thought to be the original butter-fly with its buttery yellow wings. It was a joyful sight.

Darcy said...

spring here came a little too fast. the cherry blossoms peaked weeks early and we've already had 80 degree days. parker went swimming in a friend's baby pool last week, they wore bathing suits all day. on one hand, it's beautiful. on the other hand, it's making me miss the sense of waiting, the small surprises that spring usually brings. it's too much. plus, it's making everyone fear that this summer will be brutal with heat.

Tracy said...

Happy spring.

KPiep said...

I'm still annoyed that we didn't have a winter....