Did you know it’s official? Before you even awoke this morning, the equinox clicked into place with a sonic Ping! Of course, you don’t need a calendar or even me to tell you this. You feel Spring already in your blood, like rising sap.
I had another post planned for you today, from our weekend shenanigans. But Fern and I did something perfectly timed yesterday and it must be shared immediately. Also, I think your face is far too composed. There is not nearly enough squealing escaping involuntarily from you. Let me take care of that.
Fern has been asking to go back to Ardenwood Farm.
First, the bird welcoming committee.
Alright, are you ready to squeeeeeeee? Here we go…
Little lamb nuggets.
What the camera doesn’t show you is the quivering their little bodies were doing, still adjusting to this great big world.
Is your face and heart melting? Told you! But wait, there’s more…
Last time we visited the farm, we saw a sign that The Pigs were coming in April. Fern has been asking at least once a week if it’s April yet. Guess who got an early delight?
I didn’t get a good shot of it, but these two boys ran about playing like puppies.
Speaking of playing like puppies, Fern made a friend. It was with her own initiative, asking if the little girl would like to “Go Fishing” with her.
While I swooned over the pigs, the girls romped in the grass, building nests, tossing it about and putting it on their heads.
We stayed all day, watching the ground squirrels collect straw for their underground nests, listening to the blackbirds weaving fertility into the air and feeling startled by the occasional KoooWaa! of a distant peacock. I take delight in all seasons, each with its unique charms…but Spring, dear Spring. I think it’s no secret that you are my favorite.
spring when the world is mud-
luscious the little
whistles far and wee
and eddieandbill come
running from marbles and
piracies and it’s
when the world is puddle-wonderful
old balloonman whistles
far and wee
and bettyandisbel come dancing
from hop-scotch and jump-rope and
Happy Spring Equinox!!!!