It's funny how changing your day by one hour has such an impact on your life. Since Sunday morning I haven't been out of my pajamas before 10:00. And it's so lovely to eat our supper and do our kitchen cleanup without needing to turn on the lights! Last evening, because the sky was only partly cloudy, the light lasted a long time fading to that marvelous shade of violet blue that hugs the horizon just before slipping away.
Technically there's still a week til spring, Our forecast for the foreseeable future suggests days in the 40s and 50s. That should mean an end to our snow and ice prompting walks around the grounds looking for what's new. Green, how wonderful. Can you feel actual hunger for a color? Once summer has your full attention, can green not even register anymore?
Yesterday, our attention was caught by both Redwing Blackbird and Robin voices while we were eating our supper. We hopped up to dash out onto the back deck and listen... birds calling from tree to tree "What about this place? A good place to stop? What do you think?" and this morning the robins are all over the exposed lawns, with their speed walking and their laughing calls, so robin-like. Welcome back. Yes, this is a good place, please stop here.