Signs of Spring

Nature is wavering back and forth with her weather, but there are increasingly more signs that Spring is on the way.

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You probably couldn’t tell at all last week when we walked near Lake Erie – it looked like we live in the arctic!

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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.

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But mostly, there are many things about to blossom!

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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!!

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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!

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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!?

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How’s Spring coming along for you?

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5 thoughts on “Signs of Spring

  1. I am so ready for spring. We were able to get outside last weekend and do a little work in the garden and plant some lettuce seeds. It felt so good to get my hands in the dirt again! It has been far too long. Just feeling the earth and breathing in the fresh air made me feel so good 🙂

  2. Love your posts! Spring is definitely in the air, even though it is still cold the birds are all out singing every morning! It’s amazing that no matter what the weather says the plants and animals know spring is coming and start to bloom and grow! That info about the spiders in the nests is very interesting, nature is truly amazing – humans should learn from nature instead of trying to control it!

    I was finally able to get out in the greenhouse and start my seedlings, took a couple days off from my business to do it, but it was well worth it. I got more out of working outside in the greenhouse starting seeds to grow healthy food for ourselves than I ever would have sitting inside at my desk working – priorities!

  3. I enjoyed your photos and the note about wrens and spiders. My hyacinths are beginning to emerge. I had to look hard for the leaves of my snowdrops–no flowers yet. Brrrr . . . it is 20 degrees here.

  4. Hi Christine, fancy that about the spiders eating the parasites that are dangerous to the nestlings.. the world never ceases to amaze me! Thank you for sharing your post with us and I hope to welcome you over at Seasonal Celebration again this Wednesday! Rebecca @Natural Mothers Network x

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