Sunday, March 21, 2010

Awake, thou wintry earth -
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!
~Thomas Blackburn, An Easter Hymn

The sun is shinning and almost all of the snow that graced our little world is gone. I know more snow will come, possibly even this week, but for now we are outside enjoining the first days of Spring... pruning fruit trees, pulling out dead bushes, making our new garden boxes and hunting down a gopher. We were able to find some redwood on CraigsList so Brent and the boys are out working on the boxes. The boys are already dreaming of all that they want to grow this year. Corn... sunflowers... pumpkins... I'm dreaming with them. tomatoes... zucchini... cucumbers... basil...


The little birds fly over
And oh, how sweet they sing!
To tell the happy children
That once again ’tis spring.
~Celia Thaxter

1 comment:

  1. Great post today-yes, let the spring herald us in with the sweet song of the birds.
    Enjoy the warmth of the sun while we can.