The first day of Spring, 2016
growing up in our house we celebrated it on March 21, my dad’s and my grandmother’s birthday! (imagine getting your first baby (named William) as a birthday present!)
In the eyes of my grandmother my dad, even fully grown, was her baby boy and he always tolerated her motherly attentions, which I constantly remind my own William who was my baby boy 24 years ago, almost on my own birthday…
But back to the first day of Spring. Here in Connecticut we woke to this lovely sight:
My bunny, who patiently held birdseed all winter and was now awaiting a bouquet of flowers, was a bit confused. He has quite the startled look, doesn’t he?
And my fairies, who had emerged a few days ago to celebrate with the leprechauns, were tucked away for a bit more hibernating:
The spring snow is soft and wet, the air has a tinge of warmth which is not present on even the warmest of January days, and there is some beauty in the gray and white landscape.
But I’m ready for April showers and May flowers, so as I walked along I was delighted to spy this bright yellow dot! Do you see it?
It’s hiding behind the hydrangea.
Little daffodils with drooping heads, wondering why they chose to pop open so soon!
But within a few minutes of snapping that photo, the sun melted the gray sky and the little daffodils cheered up immediately! See how the blossoms have perked up already? By noon they will be fully open, and more will soon follow.
Blue sky arrived, chasing away even the tiny wispy clouds.
It has become a most glorious day! Blue sky, white snow. I love blue and white!
Especially with a touch of yellow.
My bunny is happily dreaming of warmer days, and wishes you a very Happy Easter.
~happy birthday, Dad xoxo~