Hi all! Guess what? It’s Spring! OK, I am being very Northern-Hemisphere-centric, I know, but still… Yesterday, at 11:33 Eastern time (my time zone) we had the Vernal (Spring) Equinox. Big smile.
In the last week I have heard peepers. These are little frogs that go crazy in early spring, making small peeping sounds. But there are hundreds, so a huge chorus. I heard them both on Cape Cod and in New Hampshire.
There have been a lot more birds around. Red wing blackbirds have staked out territory in a few places that I walk. I saw two osprey. The sounds of birdsong are everywhere! In the morning it is down right noisy :)
I have seen a few early spring flowers. Crocuses are coming out and I have seen snowdrops. The trees are all budding. There are hints of color looking out, with wispy green, a little yellow and some red. Of course that little bit of purple dotting the landscape. I see daffodil shoots coming up and should see the flowers in a few days.
We had a few warmer days and I saw people in shorts and t-shirts. Yeah, even when I ran I wore a very light jacket, but some people go crazy…
Yep, Spring is in the air!
That is my smile for the week, the return of Spring, not just in name but in all of those other things that come along with spring.
What made you smile?
(A reminder – There will not be a Smile Recap post next week).
Come on, I’m sure you smiled at least once last week. Why don’t you share it? I hope you can join in!
Here is list of “rules” and guiding ideas. If you don’t have time to read it right now, just remember that this is an exercise to spread positivity. Don’t smile about the misfortune of others. Don’t smile in a way to excludes others. Make sure a 12 year old can read it.
To join in, write a post to share your smile and then leave a comment on this post with a link to your smile. Or, if you prefer, do a pingback to this post (pingback = have a link from your post to this one) (Note – pingbacks have been very inconsistent – please leave a comment :) ). You can post any time until next Sunday evening (to be simple, I will say midnight GMT, which is 7 PM Sunday for me). Note – I am no longer compiling the smiles into a weekly post as I used to – Sorry, I do not have time.