Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring's First Day-Or Noooot?

Today is supposed to be the first day of spring in Redbush's world- March 21st.  But she is having a hard time spotting anything even remotely representing that first day.   At the moment March seems to be indicating that it will head out like a lion.  Snow is still falling.  The temperature is -2 degrees (she knows it could be worse).  The trees are still frost and snow-laden.  Bonzi's water dish is still frozen solid in the morning and has to be replaced.  Redbush is aching for some of the usual signs that spring is here:
- Crocuses peaking through the ground 
- A snipe, or kildeer doing his usual roadrunner run along the water runs 
 of the driveway.
- Pussywillows forming on the willow trees.
- Water runs trickling out from the ice under the snow thaws on the lease.
- Green grass pushing through the frosty lawn.
-  Buds forming on her poplar and mountain ash trees.
-  Seeing hundreds of  Canada geese in their v-formation migrating back  and  hearing their honking voices.


the Bag Lady said...

Love the crocus pictures - wish there were some here....

solarity said...

The geese are on their way. I hear them every morning and evening, heading north.

Mary Anne in Kentucky