Alrighty, firstly, if you please, click on this and, at the end, you can tell me if this doesn't sound just like spring bird song? =]
(It goes with the post....=])
While many of you are posting about your brightly colorful spring gardens, here in Vermont, we're only just enjoying the blustery beginnings of spring. A sudden burst of summery weather in March absolutely annihilated the snow and sprung us into the growing season quite suddenly. Indeed, in March, while everyone was reminding each other that, "ayuh! For sure we could still get three feet of snow in April," we were, in fact, enjoying green grass, growing gardens and eighty-plus degree weather. (That's twenty seven-plus for you Celsius people.) In short, summer!
It's been absolutely wonderful!
However, as March left us, so did the hot weather, but there's not been an April Shower to be had, this month! Instead, for weeks, now, it's been absolutely blustering wind! It's green and beginning, though, with lovely cool temperatures.
I love Spring! So light and bright! Such a time of new beginning, indeed! I never quite understood it when I lived in ever-sunny California. It's such an indescribable joy after the cold and dark winter. No wonder there's so much poetry written about it - honestly!
With the still slightly chilly and brisk weather, we've been outside soaking in the sun and, then, running back inside to warm up our toes, stiff fingers and nipped noses. I've been having incredible fun cooking seasonal and warming foods and playing at being a food photographer (but that's a story for another post. ;-)) All the while, I've been listening to sparkling, intimate chamber music - especially Mozart - and we've simply been enjoying day after quiet day of clear blue skies and something new and delicately growing, every time we look. All the while, that wind puffs and pushes and blows and blusters and howls around us - roaring like a lion down the hill.
Remember? This is just the end of February....
Then, the beginning of March and considering cleaning up the garden detritus.... (isn't it pretty, still, though? =])
Then, what a surprise! I completely don't remember planting crocus!
Two constant gardening friends... very curious!
and, this CD contains two of the most achingly, gorgeously, exquisitely played chords ever expressed! Thank you, Mr. Barenboim forever and ever for giving them to us!!!
In the meantime, I just know that the gentle lamb of spring is right around the corner, somewhere, here! But, there's no rush! We love you spring - stay and rest awhile!