Saturday, April 02, 2011

Invoking Spring

A fine morning in early April, a sunny south facing window and a vase of golden daffodils on the sill....

Snow is receding from the garden, and grass is peeking through here and there. The first herons of the season flew over the hill yesterday - they were bound for the nesting colony above the gorge, and the elaborate twiggy nests which have existed there for time out of mind. There are flocks of geese in every field and green headed ducks on every pond. A mated pair of rosy house finches have staked their claim to the wreath on the front door, and cardinals are building a nest in our hedgerow.

The wind is bitter, and the temperature is only a few degrees above freezing this morning, but springtime is on its way at last - one can feel it in the air and hear it too, for the sky is all a twitter.

4 comments:

Tabor said...

I can smell your spring from here!

liliannattel said...

Oh yes invoke spring! We have sun today and I woke up this morning with birds loudly singing.

MeANderi said...

And I get the sense that your heart is all a twitter too :) The thaw is coming! C

Pallas Renatus said...

Lovely; all Spring has given me so far has been a cold =( Still, plenty of bright and sunny ahead!