On Monday, we played a game here in my Necessary Room called "What's it like in your neck of the woods?" It was simple, yet fun and fascinating to play with others in the blogosphere. A big THANKS to all who participated.
I came to realise that for some of you, Spring has not quite arrived yet. I say this not to taunt you or anything, because JAH know, when Spring's seasonal dance is in full swing, I suffer greatly from hayfever, allergies and asthma. Nonetheless, I will clench to Mother Nature's beauty even as she literally takes the breath out of my body.
This morning my daughter and I decided to play a new game while taking another walk in the woods. We called this one "Signs of Spring".
*We noticed several blossoms and even saw a tree in bloom today. Most trees, except for the evergreens like Pine, still have no leaves. But the buds are beginning to force themselves open.
*A willow danced gracefully as the wind gently passed through her branches.
*The birds were out -- hanging out and spending some quality time together. We saw doves, blue jays, ducks, crows, sand hill cranes, chickadees, and heard the sweet song of others we either couldn't see or identify. I don't know what the male duck had up his wing, but as soon as we approached the water's edge, the couple quickly swam away all guiltylike. Or, maybe we just got too close and startled them. ;-) You make the call.
*We walked further in the woods. Soon we were greeted by a crew team out for their morning practice on the non-icy river. We cheered them on.
After taking it all in, we returned home and made this doll quilt with matching satchet for her friend's birthday gift.
I sit here now just curious about the "Signs of Spring" in your neck of the woods and wondering which birds are visiting your backyard. Hmmmmmm.