Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Explore Outdoors ~ Spring is Here

 Monday was the first official day of spring, according to the calendar. But spring, it seems, comes in fits and starts - at least this year. We had warm days that enticed daffodils to push up from the soil, followed by icy days. I could hang laundry outside to dry one day, and build snowpeople the next.

This is the time of year when we say: what a difference a week makes! Check out these photos - from the woods road near my house. They are taken a week apart. The one on the left from March 13, the one on the right taken March 20th.

Once spring gets started, it's on a roll. Snow and ice melt, water trickles down into gullies, tinkling musically as it gathers and falls from rock to rock. Chickadees are changing their tune; robins are everywhere.

Observe how spring comes to your neighborhood
What do you see? Hear? Smell?


  1. Yes, spring comes in fits and starts. I love the comparison of what one week or even one day will do.

  2. To me, spring's fits and starts are measured in the sky. The fewer days we see winter's gloom, the closer spring feels. Somehow, winter clouds seem heavier and darker than spring clouds that bear rain--and promise!