There’s still lots of snow here, and more to come, we are told, but the green is not letting that stop it!
Under the snow, bulbs are sending up green shoots. Look! My snowdrops are blooming right through the snow. I know there are lots more under there. Just a little more sun and they will be revealed too. Followed by the crocuses and daffodils.
Have you been watching the tree buds? A month ago they began to swell ever so slightly as the sap began to run. Now those buds are coloring up. Soon the leaves they enclose will spring forth, as if by magic. Squirrels are running up and down the trees eating lots of buds and chattering wildly about the longer days.
Lots more birds, too. I was awakened the other morning by the cacophony of bird song outside my closed window. Wonder what they were chatting about? Owlets are hatching, the vultures have returned (to eat all the things revealed by the melting snow, no doubt), and robins search the edges of the snow-covered lawns hoping for an early worm.
Much as I love the return of the green, I am also sad to see the end of winter and quiet time for writing. I am so enjoying creating my new course on heart health. Here is a selection from it for you nuts. Yes, on nuts. Grab some to munch as you read and enjoy.
Green blessings are rising.