Awaiting Spring

It’s clouding over, but today is at least a bit warmer than it’s been for the past few days.  I’m not complaining about the cold – I love winter – but there also comes a point when I’m just ready for things to start turning green, and for bits of color to burst open.

We’ve all been outside today – first I had the kids fill the paper recycle bin with stuff that accumulated inside, then we put food out for the birds. 

When Bill got home from a rehearsal, he took the kids out to play, and he puttered around in the garage and pulled logs from the woodpile to bring inside.  I went outside for a bit, too, and here are a few of the sights…


This is Julia holding a little rock she found.


…a branch from our cherry tree…


…tulips coming up in the front garden…


…and Alex brought me a tiny yellow johnny-jump-up from beside the garage.

I think this is one of my favorite parts of the year – not winter, not spring, but the turning point from one to the next.

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  1. I love this time of the year, too- watching every day for the changes, the new birds coming in, what’s peeking out of the ground. We’ve got a while before we see Johnny Jump Ups here though! I’ve trained my husband and sons to mow around the Jumps and the violets when they are in bloom because it just can’t stand to cut down anything I wait so long to see each year!

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