The Weekly Smile for the 21st of March, 2022 #weeklysmile

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).

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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.

29 thoughts on “The Weekly Smile for the 21st of March, 2022 #weeklysmile

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It was a pretty good week – glad you had a good one as well. lol, I can understand the peepers driving people crazy, but I don’t hear them in the house, and they are soon gone.

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      1. Natasha

        Ha! Ha! Agree but I’m fine as long as I go back to sleep, 😄😄

        Have a smile filled week.

        Love your vivid descriptions. Spring is almost over here and we have been suddenly assaulted by a warm fall. The blooms are standing steadfast but burning out in the heat.
        Looks like this summer will be a scorcher. Perfect excuse to stay indoors and enjoy cool, refreshing meals; and catch 40 winks in the afternoons. 😁

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Yep, I’ll admit to a northern hemisphere bias where seasons are concerned. lol.
      The peepers are great because they are one of the first real signs of spring – they often start when the water is still half covered in ice! I guess they can be annoying to some, but their season is so short – a week or two – they the are gone before they drive too many people crazy.

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  3. Shannon

    This made me smile! I feel like summer is well under way here… All the gators have babies on their backs, all the large bird (cranes, herons) babies are getting their adult feathers, everything’s in full bloom (including the pollen). I think FL skipped a step (or a season) this year. 🌼🌺🌸

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It does sound like summer! I was recently talking to someone in Texas, almost as far south as Florida, yet they were about the same place in their seasons as us! An odd year overall..

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      1. Shannon

        I miss the changing of the leaves, but not raking them. And the excitement of the first crocus blooms….but flowers year round make up for it. The heat can get overwhelming at times but there’s a reason they call it paradise…🌴🌊☀️

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  8. Susan St.Pierre

    I’ve yet to hear peepers but have noticed the red winged blackbirds for about a week. I seriously watched for wood frogs crossing the roads over the weekend too. We used to camp in the woods ‘roughing it’ in the early spring. Now, in our mid-sixties, we put it off until late April. How I miss the serenade of wood frogs this time of year!

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