Yesterday found me pinning the flowery sheets
to the clothesline in the sun and warm breezes for
the first time this year…
…and picking up all the grey twigs beneath the elm
tree with visions of finally finding the little bistro
table and chairs to place under its boughs in
the months to come…
…and gazing with joy upon the tapestries of tiny
blue and white and purple flowers carpeting
all the grassy spots…
…and clearing away the dead leaves and delicate
green weeds surrounding the tiny daffodils
and little clumps of chives at the base of the
apple tree by the kitchen-garden gate…
…and learning with surprise, when my
darling returned home as the evening drew in,
that it was the first day of Spring.
My mind hadn’t been keeping up with the
calendar, but my barefeet and busy fingers
led me to the spirit of the day.
the wild magnolia March 21, 2010 at 8:50 pm
Loved the pictures and words of Spring’s beginning for you.
Happy, Happy Spring to you and yours.
Dori March 22, 2010 at 2:51 pm
Happy Spring, Lesley! I slipped outside very early yesterday morning and listened to the many birds greet spring. Even in the light rain and soft light, they sang so merrily. Their happy song lifts my spirits still!
Laurie March 22, 2010 at 4:36 pm
Isn’t spring grand, with all its many treasures and feasts for the eyes and nose?!
Cathy March 23, 2010 at 12:40 pm
Hi Lesley! Was thinking about you last evening and said a little prayer for you and your mom 😉 I hope spring’s fragrant entrance lightens your load a bit!
Anonymous March 23, 2010 at 3:51 pm
Even on my recuperation couch I have the delight of hearing the birds
nestle into the boxwood there, warmed by sun beating down on the
south side of the house. They are as delightful as hearing from you!
Happy Spring, Lesley!
kkkkaty March 23, 2010 at 9:08 pm
It’s still chilly here in the Seattle area, but Saturday was warm and robins were everywhere…we are turning the corner. Happy Spring to you and yours,