I've missed so many special days lately, that I considered just going to bed and not trying to at least say something about the first day of Spring. One of the reasons I considered not mentioning it is because so many of you sweet people out there are not seeing much signs of it. And...but then again....you know...maybe you would like to see a bit of green grass and blooms.
We missed our Winter..but some of you have had more than your share..and I know it must get tiresome after awhile.
It felt so good to get outside after being cooped up inside for nearly a week. The gardener came yesterday and the smell of new mowed grass was more than I could bear so I headed outside this morning...and didn't miss that genuine First Day of Spring! I puttered all day long..
See the pansies I'm going to try and plant ....soon?! There is just so much I want to do...
I vacuumed the patio furniture, freshened the table..
Then I collapsed on the lawn swing and watched the little Finch Hatches flitting in and out of my bird house that I bought so many years ago.
On a trip up the coast of California on the beautiful Highway 1, Pat and I stopped in one of our favorite little towns, and in a sweet old house made into a shop call "Hearts Ease" I found my cozy little birdhouse.
It was love at first sight...and yes, one can be very fond of a birdie house.
It's very old now and since those days, Pat has passed on and so has our daughter, and I found myself wishing he could see the pair of little Finch Hatches settling into their home and working together to build their nest.
So much has changed in my life since that long ago trip up the coast..
I keep the little house in good repair by tapping the roof back in place, checking for any weakness..and now I keep it out of the damp. NO added paint..ever! :) I've learned the value of caring for things I love. One day they may not be there anymore.
The little male sat on the roof with a bit of clover in his beak. Then hopped down and she met him at the door and took it from him, disappeared inside and in seconds joined him on the back of the little red chair. They conversed about their plans for building their nest..and flew off together across the yard.
I went back to watching the early episodes of Downton Abbey on my Kindle, sipped vitamin water and waited for my sweet PH who was off having coffee at Starbucks with his son...who by the way is just like his Dad. :)
May you all have a beautiful Springtime...it's a new beginning..
My love to you,