O Lord, I know the way of man is not in himself; It is not in man who walks to direct his steps.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Even though the mornings are still so cold I have been wearing my coat to work & scraping the frost off of my windshield, the signs of spring are popping out all over the place!
Friday morning I was able to turn the porch light off when I left for work. That's because there was a whole lot of this in the eastern sky:
With the advent of Daylight Savings Time I will be plunged back into darkness on my way to work, but I did enjoy it the whole week I had it!
Several day earlier as I got to work, pulling into the driveway like maniac because I am running late as usual, I almost crashed into a beautiful couple of mourning doves. These are just about my favorite birds. They usually seem to be in pairs which makes me naively think they mate for life! And I love the sound of their call, even if it is mournful. Anyway, I about scared those two doves half to death (& myself as well!). They flew up & out of the way but one of them hit the window in our lab, scaring my boss half to death. The noise startled him but he is also a little crazy phobic about birds. Something about a Hitchcock movie he watched when he was a kid...anyway, doves don't stay around here for the cold nasty weather. Finding them at work is a definite sign of spring!
And then we have the indisputable sign of the crocus shooting up. I love these little flowers. We don't have any at our house but my parents & my sister have them. Actually, the only thing we have growing in our flower beds right now is wild onions & grass. Yep, I have bald spots in my lawn & grass growing in my flower beds. Don't be like me.
What signs of spring are you seeing out & about? It's super premature but I'd love to ditch my sweaters & sweatshirts, tights & boots to the back of my closet & pull out the tshirts, capris, & flip flops!