Friday, March 21, 2008
Round Robins: First Signs of Spring
My beloved spake, and said unto me,
Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;
The flowers appear on the earth;
the time of the singing of birds is come,
and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;
The fig tree putteth forth her green figs,
and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell.
Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.
~ The Song of Solomon, 2:10-13
Crocuses are usually the first sign of spring around here, blooming sometimes in early January. In this year of endless snow, they're only now appearing.
The first sign was actually the squirrels gathering leaves for their nests. Even the daffodils poked their noses out before the crocuses, which has got to be a first.
No matter. It seems winter is finally losing its grip, and the Round Robins are finding reasons to rejoice. I don't know about you, but I can't wait to see all the spring things they've gathered: Join the celebration here!
*Special thanks for this week's topic go to Nan at Life is Like a Lunchbox.