The hard frozen ground of winter is giving way to spring.
The crunch of leaves is gone…leaving soft leaves of mush, and long-ago brittle twigs even drier than when they first fell from the trees
The big birds are migrating now.
The large flocks, which slept on the farm over-night, are starting to shrink to smaller flocks. The air, in early morn and late evening ring with sounds rippling through the air –the songs of their flights
All the snow is gone…the wind having dried the ground.
Only patches remain here and there.
Although, the wind today is strong, I never mind the wind. I actually I am one of those rare people who likes the wind. I love feeling it on my face, in my hair, swirling around me in all directions.
Once, when I was a child, I took the black plastic that covered ensilage pits; tied each end to my arms and legs (behind me) and turned myself into the wind—I became a human KITE!
The wind blows most of spring, in our area (March through June), —we are surrounded by mountains on all four sides—wind is necessary to melt the snow, stir the sap, dry out the ground, open the earth for growth.
Today my heart lifts with the birds in the sky—I can feel the faint movement of velvet Spring not far off now!
From my Heart to your world,