When the winds of March are wakening the crocuses and crickets,
Did you ever find a fairy near some budding little thickets,…
And when she sees you creeping up to get a closer peek
She tumbles through the daffodils, a playing hide and seek.
~ Marjorie Barrows
It’s April, not March, of course. But there were no daffodils for the fairies to tumble through during the month of March. None that were blooming, at any rate.
We saw the sun this morning. It was a lovely thing to see, making the 30’s seem a little warmer simply by bringing light into the picture. It’s warmed up a little throughout the day, but the clouds have taken over the sky.
I found this picture of the Neighborhood Barn in my archives. (Once again, all of the images are from the archives due to a lightning strike injuring my computer.) I really should take a walk down that way on some sunny morning and get another photo of it. Much has changed in two years time. Some of the walls have fallen down and opened up great gaps. I bet you can see inside the barn now.
Looking back, I can see how impatient I am for spring to arrive. Last year was a fluke. Spring popped in early, and life came bursting forth in a shorter period of time than is usual. In the years before, the hyacinths had just opened around this time in April. I can see that we’re not as far behind as I thought we were. I bet I’ll find the first asparagus spear peeking up out of the ground soon. (Evidence from the archives shows that they usually start to come up on or around April 16.)
Apparently I was fascinated with the catkins on the pussy willows back in 2011. You wouldn’t believe how many images of them I have. Or maybe you would.
Surely I’m not the only one who obsesses that way, am I?
Everything that anyone would ever look for is usually where they find it.
~ Margaret Wise Brown
That’s it from me and from the Bogs for today. Thank you for visiting. I’ll be posting daily until Wednesday, time permitting. Then I’m off to the Eastern Shore of Maryland for a week or so, and I don’t think I’ll have access to the internet. Even if I do, I don’t think I’ll have time for it.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂