I have mentioned before that I am ready for this winter to be over. Spring is not far away. Being that March starts this weekend has nothing to do with it.
It is amazing how often we look at something but don’t really see what is there. Case in point. Yesterday I walked out to the mailbox to get the daily bills. As I passes the lilac bush I noticed green tips. These were not just little hints of green, but fully developed read to burst leaves. It was not just one branch, but the entire bush. I know that this did not happen overnight, but I had not taken the time to notice them with all of the snow shoveling and complaining I was doing.
I then decided to raise my sight and look at the pussy willow next to it. sure enough the fuzzy willows cover the bush and will be open in no time at all. This always excites me because the willow was started from a cutting Kathy and I brought from our first house when we moved here 23 years ago.
I didn’t look yet but I an sure that underneath the snow around our porch the daffodils are pushing their way out of the ground. I took a good look at out front yard and sure enough there are actually patches where the snow has completely disappeared. Maybe I didn’t notice these things before because up until this point I didn’t need a reminder that this winter will eventually end.
Now I guess I need to take the lawn mower in for its yearly service so that I will be able to cut the grass when the time comes. It will be here before I know it.