Rebirth! Resurrection! Revival! What a wonder spring is. After slipping, sloshing, and slugging through another Northwestern Pennsylvania winter, I am thankful that we woke to the calendar start of a new season. So long, Winter. Ba-Bye!!!Heartwarming octaves of brave birds filled the morning. It’s amazing how strong feathers and chirps are. Through the part-time sunshine, the snow burnt like marshmallows, melting into the grass of our future picnics. This splendid foreshadowing of warm blooms is sloppy, but it’s the start, a sign of winter’s end.
Free ice cream is another sign of the new season as many dairy huts and ice cream chains gave a free scoop, cone, or shake to hopeful repeat customers.
Longer days, warmer temps, melting snow, frozen treats, busy birds, sublime singing, Spring is NOW our air. Open the windows of your heart, soul, and eyes to avoid missing its parade of blossoms, fragrances, and flavors. Wishing you longer spring days you dreamed of!
Name five of your favorite spring things? Mine are:
- Strappy sandals and flip flops
- Mother nature’s rainbow spread all over gardens, fields, bushes, and trees
- The smell of fresh cut grass
- Seasonal fruit that tastes like candy
- Lenten Orthodox songs and services
Birds on a Branch – Courtesy of SafariWallpaper.com