Nature is wavering back and forth with her weather, but there are increasingly more signs that Spring is on the way.
You probably couldn’t tell at all last week when we walked near Lake Erie – it looked like we live in the arctic!
But alas, I know Spring is coming. I can feel the ripening of changes happening in my own life as a reflection of what is happening outdoors. Like spring, some parts are muddy.
But mostly, there are many things about to blossom!
How wonderful to see my internal life mirrored outdoors in the opening of the snowdrops, and to feel deep joy in my body as I was (finally!) able to spend a day in the yard feeling warm and wielding pruning shears without shoes! What a blessing!!
And although there happen to be snow flurries in the air again today, I can rest assured that Spring really is on the way — after all, I planted my peas!
And there are little visitors inspecting the bird house that I cleaned out. It looks like a wren family tried to live here last year. I don’t think they stuck around, but maybe they’ll be back (if the sparrows let them…).
Did you know that wrens find spider egg sacks to tuck into their nests? The spiders hatch at the same time as the wren babies and eat dangerous parasites so the nestlings stay safe. How’s that for an amazing co-existence!?
How’s Spring coming along for you?