Yes there’s still snow on the ground. In fact it snowed yesterday and it’s supposed to snow again this weekend. But like the snow sliding down the windshield of the car parked out front I feel winter sliding away.
This morning Katie and I were out in the driveway practicing our heeling. (I think I almost have it down now. She says it’s about time.) Across the street birds began singing and as I glanced that way I think I saw a flock of robins! Squirrels are playing. The SUN is shining! The birch trees in the back yard are glowing. And there are tulips poking their little green heads up through the snow by the front door. Mostly I think spring is in the air because Katie wants to be OUTSIDE NOW MOM! And she doesn’t want to come back in after our trip to the mailbox to mail our weekly letter.
I bet if I checked blog posts from a year ago I’d find that I was saying the same thing. Every year I get my hopes up. Maybe this year, after such a difficult winter, spring will slide into my world without first dashing my hopes.
Hope springs eternal. So they say.