Monday, March 9, 2009

Are we there yet?



The upwards surging energy of spring is palpable. I feel it, the dogs feel it, the trees feel it. Yesterday was almost hot, almost. People were out in droves, wearing shorts and sandals, walking past the house on Tennessee Avenue all day long.

I took one short foray out into the gloriousness. I need fresh air every day, even when I have a head cold. The first few blooms are popping on the trees, I saw a couple of daffodils.

Mostly over the head cold, with my energy revived, I feel so restless. Normally I would try to calm myself down but right now I am dancing in shamanic alignment with the change of season. It's OK to be restless right now, it's OK.

Ah, spring. Make me crazy, please, as you always do. You will? Yes!

28 comments:

mary said...

Oh - I have Spring envy ! We had a freak blizzard here yesterday and are all white again. Feeling better ....I can "hear it" in your words.

Lisa said...

we are coming into Autumn here and yes, the feeling is palpable. It has been such a long hot summer and i am so glad it is over........i too am dancing the dance of the equinox xxx

Tessa said...

How I love that 'Spring Craziness'! I mostly whinge like gurgling drain about having to live in England, but coming from a place that has no clearly defined seasons, it is a wonderful, joyous uplift when you see the first daffodil and feel the sure warmth of a stronger sun on your cheek.

John Hayes said...

Seeing those blossoms makes me think of my Virginia days, which is always part of the Spring restlessness for me. You're right-- it's inescapable.

Joanne said...

Sounds like Spring Fever is arriving in DC. Enjoy! Hope the jet stream brings it north soon.

Steve said...

Hmmm...Blogger seems to have eaten my comment.

I said I'm surprised your Japanese magnolias are out already! We're back to cold and grey this morning. :(

karen said...

beautiful blossoms.. it is great to really feel the coming of the equinox through your posts!!

Just me said...

I am also jealous... gorgeous weekend here (though no blooms yet)- I walked the dogs without a coat! But today? Snow. Ugh.

Is April coming soon???

lacochran said...

There is something stirring about Spring. We wake up and do a little dance, just like the flowers and bugs. :)

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Beautiful flower. Is it a cherry blossom ... if not when will we see some? Enjoy the beginning of spring. It came along with "daylight savings time". Now how is it saved? Do we bank it? Hmmm...

deborah said...

82 on Friday; 60's on Saturday; 50's on Sunday and 30's today--this season DOES make me crazy.

Love the Crocus in purple, yellow and white. .

Love you

Sandra Leigh said...

I'm delighted to hear you are feeling better, Reya. Your photo makes me look forward to being at home in BC in time for the Spring flowers.

Fire Byrd said...

Oh I so understand spring madness.... it's enough to make me skip down the street when I see the burgeoning leaves and plants.
It's been a long winter and I need to feel the sun on my face.
And hear the spring bursting out.

Andrea said...

I always find it amazing what Spring does to people - makes us all a little less cranky! I know I feel completely different today than I did say, 3 months ago!

Ronda Laveen said...

Beautiful, what blossoms are in your photo. They are gorgeous. After five weeks, of heavy rains, we are back to spring in northern Cali.

Tanna said...

Reya, I have mostly been a lurker on your blog for awhile. I am passing on a Fabulous Blog Award to you because I think your blog is fabulous. I can feel the energy of DC when I see your photos and read your writing. Thanks so much!
(details on award at
"http://thebrickstreetbungalow.blogspot.com">The Brick Street Bungalow

Cyndy said...

I love that daylight savings is here once again! And I'm happy to see that the magnolias are starting to come out downtown. That means that mine will do the same in another week or two.

sciencegirl said...

I'm -so- jealous of your trees in bloom! It'll be a couple of weeks here yet before the explosion of pink and white and timid green, but at least it's no longer completely dark as I make my way home from work. GO SPRING!

willow said...

Oh, what a pleasant surprise! I thought from the title of your post, you were going to talk about whether or not we had bottomed out on the economy. And it was a happy springy post! Yay. You are ahead of us on the magnolias!

California Girl said...

When will the cherry blossoms be in full bloom? My friends will be visiting DC in about 2 wks. They've never caught them at the right time.

Merle Sneed said...

We are in full spring here. Although, today was overcast and 60ish, rain overnight. Yeah!

e said...

Very green, balmy and beautiful here. Love your blossoms. Have a wonderful day!

Reya Mellicker said...

The pic is of the tulip magnolia trees in Lincoln Park. I can't believe no one is in the picture since the park was slamming with people yesterday.

California Girl - your friends are timing their visit just right! Don't know if the cherries will be in full bloom in two weeks, but there will definitely be cherries and pear trees in bloom, like pink and white poufs everywhere.

OF COURSE there will be pics of the cherries. Oh my - YES!!

Lori ann said...

I love your blossoms Reya,the flowering trees are magnetic, bursting with renewed life. I'm hoping you'll get over your cold soon...you are painting? can we see?

Mrsupole said...

I think spring makes everyone crazy. I just wish that we had the seasons like you do. Rarely do we have days below the 50's. I guess that is why it is called Sunny So. Calif.

I am glad that you are feeling better. I was wondering if you have every heard of OLBAS Herbal Tea from Switzerland, it is supposed to be for Colds and Flu, with 20 herbs and essential oils. If not, let me know. It even tastes good.

I do hope you do at least the 'six things or habits of no real importance about you' part of the meme. It would be interesting to see them. I am sure we would all like to know what you come up with.

God Bless.

Bee said...

Wasn't it snowing there just the other day? Spring always makes me restless, too.

Our March weather is predictably unsettled . . . the sun lures me out, and then the wind and rain chill me to the bone.

When will the blossoms peak? Our flowers are very late this year.

Reya Mellicker said...

Early spring weather in DC is psycho - warm days followed by freezing rain and then more sunshine and soft air. It's completely unpredictable.

Shweta Rai said...

Hi Reya! I love ur blogs and the photographs even more...Hope to see more of them... u really rock:)