Sunday, March 7, 2010

Lift-Off!



Even just a few days ago, it was still winter, but yesterday everything changed. Spring has sprung. The birds are going haywire in the morning, all of them trying to sing all at once (reminds me of big family dinners when everyone talks at the same time), the bulb flowers are rising, the tips of every twig on every tree (or so it seems) are swollen and ready to pop at any second.

Suddenly the small patches of snow seem completely incongruous. They look fake, like pieces of styrofoam. Why hasn't it all melted yet? Brother Sun is brilliant this morning, the sky is a shocking blue. The crusty leftovers of last winter's blizzards are vestigial remnants of an ancient past. Or so it seems in the light of this beautiful early spring day.

EVERYONE was out yesterday, dancing (as we humans do) in shamanic alignment with the season. Though I have to go to work in a minute, I, too, will get outside every chance I can today. The winter was beautiful and perfect, but I am done with all that. I am ready for the new season. Bring it!

13 comments:

ellen abbott said...

I know, right! Amazing how it can be winter one day and the next...poof. gone. Persephone is released.

Steve said...

Me too!

I'm amazed at the piles of snow that still exist here, where the plows mounded it up. They're still large, too -- they may not vanish until April. But nearly all the snow left naturally on the ground is gone.

Barry said...

Even here the weather is sowing tantalizing signs of spring.

Can it be? Can it really be?

Linda Sue said...

your spring will likely be as dramatic as your winter- get ready- I just bought a wicked crazy spinny skirt to twirl in. I suggest you do the same and do the spring dance with me.

Tom said...

aye. Still cold up North, but the sun is speaking louder. We're not too far behind you.

Ronda Laveen said...

We are having a really, really nice day. I have the windows open and letting in the fresh, fresh air.

Reya Mellicker said...

Linda Sue I am spinning, so yeah, a spinny skirt and a dance? I am up for it!

The Bug said...

As we were travelling south to my dad's house in NC I kept fantasizing about chocolate cake with marshmallow frosting - that's what the snow on the mountains made me think of. Down here the snow is all gone & I wandered around Daddy's yard taking pictures of some early flowers. This little slice of spring will help take me through the next few weeks until we have some spring in Ohio!

willow said...

The drive is FINally starting to melt! Yay...I can get out and walk!

steven said...

reya the water drip drip dripping off the eaves, the snow pulling back in spots to reveal yellowy green, all sorts of people washing cars, walking babies who didn't exist before the wintertime as fully formed little people, the sun staying up later . . . bring it! ha girl! yep. i think so. steven

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Beautiful. It is still gray & stark here in Texas. Very odd for us to have such a late beginning of spring.

janis said...

Sounds like you are talking about Indiana.

Pauline said...

After yesterday's strong sun, the remaining raggedy sweeps of snow look like sheets blown from the line and left muddied in the yard. Along the outside house walls, the daffodils are putting up thin, green spears. Spring is springing!