QuickeningPosted: March 16, 2012
The calendar may be insisting it’s still winter, but Spring begs to differ. The acceleration of all things green and growing is incredible. Last week there was not a bud to be seen on the daffodils. This morning some of them were blooming.
I thought you all might be getting bored with the orchids so I decided to take a long, slow, early morning walk around the pond to see what’s going on. As it turns out, there is a great deal going on.
We had storms during the wee hours of the morning. Thankfully it was more bluster than bite. There was a lot of booming thunder, flashing lightning, and a downpour so heavy I thought the raindrops must be the size of golf balls to be making so much noise.
The clouds cleared out early this morning. One lone goose flew in, landed on the surface of the pond, and proceeded to announce his presence to all who would listen by honking continuously for the longest time. A small flock of geese did a flyby, but didn’t land. I tried to look big and menacing, waving my arms and warning them to go away. It must have worked. The lone goose eventually gave up and followed the flock. Some of them must have ended up by the creek in the woods where they are more than welcome to hang out and call the place home.
All sorts of things are greening and flowering. If this warm weather pattern continues, we’ll have leaves on the trees soon.
Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.
~ Rainer Maria Rilke
It was a noisy morning, the chorus of spring peepers rising and falling as they call in Spring. Birds of all kinds were singing and calling and chattering, the red-winged blackbirds and robins being the loudest of them all, announcing to the peepers that Spring is here! Spring is here!
Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm.
~ John Muir
There is so much going on, I couldn’t possibly capture it all. The weather is going to be lovely this weekend (sunny, in the 70s). I expect I’ll be spending a good deal of it outdoors with the blooming flowers, the leafing trees, and the twitterpated birds.
Thank you for visiting on this wonderful spring Friday, and joining me for a walk around the pond. May your weekend be filled with spring magic and adventures.