Sorry, I got side tracked the other day by something that really kinda upset me. But here is the post I had intended to post. It’s all about how and why I know spring is coming.
Over the weekend Dr. Primrose and I were running errands. We saw people out playing with their animals, bikers, a kid with a skate board, families on walks. It is official. The people of Berlin MA are coming out of the New England hibernation we all go through during hard winters. And this winter was one of the worst in history. The photo is of my back door. That is 7 feet of snow piled up against it.
The melting has begun here in the snow belt. I found the ground in a couple of spots, and the grill, and the steps that were completely hidden under 7 feet of snow. It isn’t just the people I have been noticing outside…. I have also been noticing the birds beginning to return. Even the goats have been behaving differently. Now they are walking around and even playing on top of the quickly melting snow banks, while before for fear of drowning they stayed off them.
Oh, we are still covered in multiple feet of snow, and spring has not yet gained a foot hold up all of nature is supporting her in her battle to retake the region from grandfather winter. Every day, as the animals and people rally around her she grows stronger. And though it will be some time still till we see early spring flowers, our hearts are glad that spring time is fighting for us here in New England. Though we love the warm fires in our wood stoves and the indoor cozy of our winter hibernation, we also love the beauty that is a New England spring time, because it is fleeting and it is a beauty that the rest of the world has a hard time matching with the coming of spring. We look forward to the return of the green and the wildflowers.