Happy First Day of Spring!

I love the season of Spring!  Budding flowers and trees, green grass, birds singing, more sunlight.  Perhaps something like this beautiful Wren gathering nesting material which means warm weather is soon on it's way.

*Photo taken from Birds & Bloom magazine

Truth be told, I look out my window and I see ice melting from the trees and banks of snow no longer white but black and brown with sand and mud thrown upon it when a car races down the street.  Here in Massachusetts,  March and April are more likely to be called mud season than the glorious warm thoughts I have about what a spring season should be like.  But it will come in time, ever so slowly, the bulbs underneath the frozen soil are starting to thaw out.  Miniature tree buds will slowly breathe life again.  The ice and snow will melt.  I won't have to worry about sliding down my sloped driveway when I try to get in my car in the mornings.  Today will feel like spring with the temperature reaching high 50s, only to be doused with a cold shower of reality as another snow storm moves in next week.   That is how we ride the weather roller coaster in New England.   Roll down your window and enjoy as next week we will be shoveling the 'white stuff' again!