Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Signs of spring


It’s kind of scary to say out loud but I think we’ve turned the corner from winter into spring.  The male gold finches are gold now, and the grass has greened up with all the rain.  Here are a few other signs of impending warmth way up here in Michigan.

There are lots of pretty things popping up all over.

There are pretty things showing up  at stores too.  Have you noticed?

We’ve got a new neighbor who’s settling in at the local pond.

There are buds on some of the trees; here’s a big bud unfurling on the pear tree.

And my favorite, the red bud tree is getting ready to put on a show any day now.

But mostly the biggest sign of spring is that Katie and I get outside a lot more!

It feels pretty special and we’re trying hard to take the time to appreciate it.  She figures that means more walks.

She’s probably right.

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.

14 thoughts on “Signs of spring

  1. that is the cutest little turtle – hope he made it to the pond okay – and the signs of spring are wonderful! I have my first little tomatoes on my plants already – yippee


  2. A little turtle? And your forsythia is blooming? I’m watching my forsythia like a loaded toaster and am impatient for peepers, too. Not quite yet, but soon!


  3. Peepers were so loud tonight (we have windows open) that I thought something was left on in the house somewhere!


  4. Yay! So happy to hear you are getting nice weather. Hope it keeps coming your way. Great pics, they really capture spring. I want some!


  5. Finally!! So glad to see you post signs of Spring from your house! It was a heck of a long winter!


  6. they sure arranged those chairs nicely, love the colors…I woudl have to buy one of each color to sit outside and enjoy the summer!


  7. Yay Spring! It’s been a long time coming.


  8. Yea!!! I hope the little turtle makes it!!


  9. Spring is a good thing. Walks are a good thing. Katie is like “The Shadow” – she knows! Did I just really really date myself? Let me qualify that by saying I have only very vague memories of hearing “The Shadow” on the radio when I was but a wee young thing.


  10. Spring has Sprung…can the sun be far behind–going on 5 days of grey and rain.

    Go little turtle Go!


  11. I only have vague recollections of The Shadow myself…


  12. OMG litte teeeeeeny cuuuute turtle!


  13. Love the colorful Adirondack chairs! That, to me, really says that warmer weather is just about here!


  14. Can you please send some spring weather our way? We got snow again today. Of course, nothing is sticking really, but enough is enough!


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