~ Pansies Blooming on the Patio ~
Most mornings during breakfast Brett will read to me the expected weather forecast for Michigan. Today the newspaper showed a high of 9 and a low of -5. We looked at each other and said "how did we ever stand it?"
Having moved south 15 years ago, we are freezing when the temperatures dip into the 30s. Ha! Yes, we are officially wimps.
While I will admit to missing the beauty of a freshly fallen snow,
I remember how January, February and March could seem to drag on a bit too long for my liking. Those gray days and cold temperatures began to take a toll. Some years it seemed like Spring would never arrive.
I know many people love winter weather and I think that's great.
But, if you are looking through winter weary eyes about now, I'm here to tell you Spring is in the air.
After my walk today I went to fill the birdfeeder and check for early signs of Spring.
There amongst the pine needles and dead leaves were tender green daffodil shoots poking their heads up.
Right above the daffodils I noticed plump buds covering the branches of the dogwood trees.
At first glance it seemed like all members of the perennial bed were still fast asleep for their winter nap.
Upon closer inspection I found one early bird getting ready to rise and shine. It won't be long now.
If you are a lover of long, snowy winters, then don't pay any attention to my ramblings today. Carry on and enjoy the beauty of the season.
On the other hand, if winter is wearing on you about now...
hang in there.
Spring is on the way.