Sunday, March 1, 2009

Things Present; Things to Come

It's the first day of March, and spring is coming in like a lion.  Our yard is covered in robins, so in a nod to them I'm adding the egg background to my blog.  

I've been hanging onto winter.  I love bundling up in sweaters and scarves.  B..U..T...things are starting to bloom around here, so my mind is slowly, slowly turning toward spring.  There's nothing like spring in the South.  I remember traveling through Georgia in 1977 with my husband while he worked his territory.  We were living in Columbia, South Carolina at the time; another beautiful state in spring.

I remember especially the hanging blossoms of wisteria looking like lavender grape clusters made all the more brilliant by the background of dark green pine trees.  I also remember baby goats jumping and playing all over the fields.  It seemed like everyone had goats!  

And the balmy, soft touch of the southern air on your face; just enough to let you feel its presence.

All that will come in a few weeks.  Right now the wind is blowing sideways from the northwest.  There's a chance we'll have snow tonight!  We're all hoping and praying it comes.  The last time it snowed here was in 2000 and then only an inch or less.  

So tonight, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!


Sian Draycott said...

I love your blog background! I'm back in the blogging world after a VERY BUSY February. Great to catch up on your posts.

Sian Draycott said...

forgot to say I love your - rules to live by side bar...

laurel said...

I like the egg background too. Very cool and "audobonish". :)

Laura A said...

Hope you got your snow. Meanwhile, I can just smell the wisteria! I like that mental image of robins, too ;-).