"...Can Spring Be Far Behind?"

Cabin fever

Are you catching ‘cabin fever’?  Does it seem like an unusually long winter in your section of the country?  How about the snow, do you still have snow where you live?  In the Great Smokey Mountains’ foothills the last snow has finally melted and we are finally beginning to think spring.

Global Warming - please - just look around

Is there anyone that is not looking forward to an early spring?  Personally can you be found guilty of glancing at the calendar to determine just how much longer will we linger in the pangs of this winter’s chill?  Global Warming - please - just look around Al Gore, as America digs itself out of yet another record snow that blankets most all the country’s land mass.  For one period of time I heard that 49 of the 50 states had snow on the ground this past month during another of the season’s snow storms.  People are asking, “Is there no relief…”, and as we watch the weather reports on TV we see that another storm is building and with an uncertain path ahead we must all just wait and see if we will once again be buried or snowed in for another week adding to our already unfortunate feelings of ‘cabin fever’.

robin in my front yard
robin in my front yard

robins in my front yard...

This morning my mind retrieved a line from a poem once read during bygone days at college which goes something like – “O Wind, If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?” from Ode to the West Wind by PB Shelley.  Can you remember this much snow, ever?  Even though I loved winter and snow as a child, I find myself now looking forward to the warmth of spring.  Last weekend the outside temperature reached 60°+ F. and I had even noticed some robins in my front yard.  As my mom used to tell me, “that was just a weather breeder, we still have a lot of winter in front of us”, she would say.  It was nice enough to stand outside without a jacket and I looked for the earliest signs of spring.  The Crocus, but they were just beginning to burst through the soil on the south side of the house last weekend.  I’ll give them a few more weeks then check again for tiny buds.

signs of spring
signs of spring

it won't be as long as it has been...

As the crocus bloom we will notice the jonquils and daffodils that soon follow and before we know it the forsythia bushes will bloom that bright yellow blooms even before the leaves of foliage appears.  The temperatures will begin to rise and we will notice longer days once again as the sun rises in the sky each day.  If it would all happen as quickly as we just mentioned it that would be great, but as with anything in life that is really and truly appreciated, it all takes time.  Many would say we’ve waited all winter and while that’s true, nature might just deal us another round or two of snow storm depending on just where you happen to live.

Spring is coming and one thing we can say with certainty - it won’t be as long as it has been…

© 2011 SamSonS

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Hyphenbird 6 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Ah, gives me hope that soon I will look out and see the Dogwood trees in my front yard all abloom in white and pink. I just might make it!!!!

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dahoglund 6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

Somehow we got a normal amount of snow but around us they got more so we are kind of lucky.Winter started early this year after a too warm summer. as far as s global warming is concerned I think it is a hoax.a scam.a psuedo religion.The earth has always warmed and cooled.

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samsons1 6 years ago from Tennessee Author

*thanks Hyphenbird for your visit and for sharing your encouraging reminisce...

*and thank you dahoglund for your kindness in sharing your comments. I agree with you on the global warming fiasco but you know ignorance does not give up easily...

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Kristeen 6 years ago from Michigan

Not spring here yet Samsons1. We still have 10 inches on the ground. I am very tired of it though and looking forward to spring, and better yet, summer. It is worth waiting for though. One thing is certain - It always comes eventually.

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lifegate 6 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA


Here in PA we have Punxatawney Phil, the groundhog that's responsible for Groundhog Day. He didn't see his shadow this year so Spring (supposedly) will arrive six weeks early.

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samsons1 6 years ago from Tennessee Author

*thanks Kristeen for stopping by and for sharing with us the situation at your house.

*and thank you lifegate for sharing your encouraging remarks.

blessings to you both - Think Spring...

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skye2day 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

hello samsons1 brother. I always see your comment to matt6v33 so thought to come over for a read. You leave him encouraging messages. Awesome!! He is a mighty warrior for our Father. I Praise God to know him. May you be Blessed on your hub journey. I enjoyed your hub. It is a nice reminder that spring is the next season in line. Yes and Yes. Snowed in Colorado!! Your pictures are very nice. I love robins. Glory to God. Hugs Galore.

I love lifegates comment I will recieve that.

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matt6v33 6 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

Hello Young Man,

U Know, to be honest, I'm just so grateful to Him, Everyday, for His awsome Creation, snow,cold,ice or Not!

Its all a Gift from Him, to all of Us, who are focused on Him,and His works. Pray all will be grateful just for the day, they've been blessed to possess, from Him.

And too, "For The Record" i've decided recently upon my returned from the South African Nation,to escape this nations weather patterns, here in the usa, Indianapolis,brrrrrrrrr :) and journey to an island in South East Asia for a few years, milder climate! :) and count my blesings daily there, in that environment.

Nice Hub Sam, as usual... Really enjoy all of your writings, is a form of "Escape" for me! :)

Keep Writing sir! u r good! :) NOT! "Very Good" Indeed!

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samsons1 6 years ago from Tennessee Author

*thanks so much skye2day for your visit and your most gracious comments and remarks. Please read all my hubs at your leasure it would be my pleasure and hopefully your enjoyment. It may be a few days yet before I return to writing, just happen to be answering this from my hosital bed. All laid up with double pneumonia, but that's ok, I'm in God's hands and I'm safe as I can be.

blessings to you my friend...

*and thank you my dear friend and brother for you encouragement and uplifting words. Wish I was going with you, sounds like the kind of change I need right now since I've been in the hospital with double pneumonia all this week. but I may get to go home tomorrow so I can write some more then. If you get a chance to stop in Guam on the the way over. Stop, you'll love the scenery and the climate. Spent 18 glorious month courtesy of the USAF in 1967-'68. Wasn't sick a day I don't think. Hope you continue to write, I'll be looking for you.

blessings my friend...

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matt6v33 6 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand


I'm so sorry, i didnt know of your circumstances/illness. I'll pray for you Sir!

Hurry Home.

Yes, I will take heed to your suggestion,ref; Guam...

I did Japan/South Korea United States Army 75-77.

Yes, I intend to continue on in the Lords Work, from that part of the world, so stay tuned! My Friend!

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samsons1 6 years ago from Tennessee Author

you are a rare friend and I will be praying that God bless your work and efforts. I envy you in this opportunity and wish I could accoumpany you in your work for the Lord.

blessings my friend...

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Loves To Read 6 years ago

Samsons1 i just loved your hub my friend. We do have the change of seasons and this year has seen extremes from all around the globe. I bet you are looking forward to the warming sun and the beauty of Spring.

Here in Aus, we are heading into Fall but have not had Summer yet. Mild temperatures, rain, rain and more rain :-)) I pray for your speedy recovery my friend.

Peace and Blessings

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samsons1 6 years ago from Tennessee Author

thank you Loves To Read, so good to receive condolences from half way around the world, and may I add that your part of the world has been in our prayers due to the ravaging floods. My God richly bless you and your family and protect you with His might.


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Loves To Read 6 years ago

I truly thank you for your Prayers my friend. We are one of the blessed areas that have not been affected by either the bushfires or the floods. Although i was in a town that was hit with flash flooding a couple of weeks ago.

It is a very surreal sight. A girlfriend and i went to see a visiting Prophet.

The Holy Spirit was just as lively in the meeting as the flooding rain pelting on the roof. It was wonderful. God is on the move.

Love and Hugs

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samsons1 6 years ago from Tennessee Author

thanks again for sharing your recent reminisce.


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Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

I didn't even hear if the groundhog saw his shadow, a first for me there. Life gets so busy but I am going to have to get back here and catch up, your hubs are always good and relaxing...unlike many of mine..lol..I am certainly ready for spring.

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samsons1 6 years ago from Tennessee Author

thanks Polly for your encouraging remarks. I believe everyone is ready for spring, hope it comes early for us all...

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