Saturday, March 4, 2017

February Warmth - Day 4 #sol17

It's cold today with a trace of snow on the ground, and I am thinking back a couple weeks when we were blessed with weather in the 60s and 70s. It was quite unusual to have that kind of weather in the middle of an Ohio winter. 

We spent days outside, cleaning up the yard and flower beds. We picked up broken branches that had fallen to the ground and gathered pine cones that dropped from our pine tree. We raked leaves and twigs and cleaned up some brown withered plant growth from the garden making way for the little green newness that was just beginning to poke through the soil. The grass began to change to a brither shade of green. We warmed in the sunshine our arms bare and our faces to the sun. We rested in our lawn chairs with our dog, Barney, by our side. 

It was all just a brief and bright peek at spring but we loved it. I am thankful for those days of sun and warmth. We are back to colder weather and a bit of snow. But it's like we were able to peek around the corner of winter and gaze quickly at the spring that is sure to come soon. I'm waiting! Are you?
 

3 comments:

Dream and Believe said...

I was thinking the same thing this morning as I put on my heavy coat and hat. Last Saturday it was almost 70 degrees. I am looking forward to the warmer weather, too!

Krista D said...

I remember that weather a few weeks ago! It was great to get some of that outdoor work done. However I am so afraid I will lose some of my flowers that decided to pop up. And my forsythia are budding. I hope nothing happens to them! Those are my favorite things to bloom in the spring.

Karen said...

I can't wait for spring, and the opportunity to spend more and more time outside.
It's crazy to me that flowers are starting to pop up and weeds need to be pulled! But if we have a nice spring ahead of us, I won't complain.