Full Swing is Spring

Full Swing is Spring, and it’s about time!

March 30, 2017 – Backyard

Now, I love winter as much as anyone. Maybe more.

Short Days.
Long Nights.
Oh, I wish I had a fireplace!

But we know that Winter cannot last forever. Although, the farther north you go the longer it lingers.

Like the center of a good sandwich, Winter is wrapped by Spring and Fall. The twin sandwich of what many love better than Winter is Summer, again wrapped by Spring and Fall.

Moon SliverI saw the slim fingernail of the moon last night. Low on the horizon with a momentary clear sky. You could almost feel the brisk cool welcoming the evening as the sliver of the moon looked like a sleeping eye.

This morning, I’m thankful for my backyard view. The Bald Hills in the distant. My neighbors pasture with his sheep quietly grazing. The trees just waiting to bud and bloom. The hummingbirds flitting madly around the feeders, and the barn swallows swooping their annual nesting houses. Other birds dashing madly through the branches, searching for a morsel of food.

Quietly enjoying the magnificent morning, am I. 41 degrees. Remnants of a front sweeping through. Clouds beginning to swim down the hills. Sun playing hide and seek with the ground. “Can you see me now?”

It’s a satisfying time of the year!

A Prayer in Spring

Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year.

Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;
And make us happy in the happy bees,
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.

And make us happy in the darting bird
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill,
And off a blossom in mid air stands still.

For this is love and nothing else is love,
The which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends He will,
But which it only needs that we fulfil.

– Robert Frost

Put away the morning. It’s time for some work…sigh….