Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Signs of spring


We still have snow on the ground even though it rained all day yesterday.  And with so much water on and in the ground this morning we are waking up to a fog advisory.  Less than an 1/8 of a mile visibility here.  It’s going to be another interesting commute!

But last night, at 2:30 in the morning as Katie and I were exploring outside to find the perfect spot I noticed how quiet it was.  I could hardly hear the freeway, and the air felt soft and warm.  I almost wanted to stay out longer to enjoy it.  But it was 2:30 in the morning and I have to go to work today.

This morning as Katie and I were outside looking for another perfect spot I heard what I thought was one cardinal calling from high up in a tree to my left.  Or was he to my right?  Or maybe across the street?  As I listened I realized there were three cardinals all calling together, one after another, around and around me.  Singing their hearts out.

And yesterday driving home from work I saw two hawks sitting side by side in a tree near the freeway.  I’ve never seen hawks sit next to each other like that.  I prefer to think that they’re in love…another sign of spring.

But the clincher was this morning when, while picking up the newspaper at the end of the driveway, I could hear my neighbor, two houses down yelling at his boys.  I never hear that in the winter…but it’s an all summer long thing.

Must be spring.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

11 thoughts on “Signs of spring

  1. Yay spring 🙂

    Get here already, would ya!


  2. Warm weather is coming!!


  3. We’ve been listening for the sounds of spring here too – birds have been singing at dawn now for at least a week. There was a red-winged blackbird in our yard a couple mornings ago. And the squirrels are running up and down and up and down trees in groups of 4 to 6. Definitely lots of activities going on!


  4. Spring is here soon!!! Birds, flowers and squirrels!


  5. It is funny you mention this as I too was sitting here this morning listening to the birds. Unfortunately they are ones I have not heard before and haven’t as seen – so I don’t know what type they are, but they sure sound pretty. Just think – in a few months we will be bemoaning how hot it is 🙂


  6. I’ll ship some of our spring your way! Our birds here are going nuts as well, so it must be close for you!!!


  7. Happy to hear you are getting sounds of spring! I love seeing all the birds come back after winter 🙂


  8. We saw a couple of bald eagles doing what appeared to be a mating ritual on our way home the other day. That and more skunks having met their demise on the highway have been our signs of spring. Oh yes, and I have some crocus I planted last fall poking up in one of the flower beds. Any sign is a bonus!


  9. spring is coming, spring is coming
    birdies build your nest.
    weave together straw and feather
    doing each your best.

    spring is coming, spring is coming
    flowers are waking, too.
    daisies, lilies, and daffodils
    now are coming through.

    spring is coming, spring is coming
    all around is fair.
    shimmer, glimmer on the meadow,
    joy is everywhere.

    When pick Cole up from this Waldorf school and hear our children enrolled in our early childhood classes singing this song and the older kids humming along (because they can not help it–its ingrained in them) I know it won’t be long…..


  10. Hope “springs” eternal…get it? 🙂


  11. We have been fortunate to have “SPRING” in full bloom here for a few weeks now with the warm temps all of our trees, flowers and grass are beginning to flourish with color. Happy times. 🙂


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