Spring Means Renewal
All four seasons have their beauty, sometimes, such as winter or during heavy summer rains, that beauty can be a bit frightening. I enjoy living in a region that has four seasons although some do last longer than others.
Winter seems to hang on even into late April and sometimes May with the cold winds reminding us of what ahs passed but will come again.
Spring, even when the cold winds blows and I wonder if a real warm and sunny day will ever arrive, is the season of renewal. The time when the green awakes and colour begins to emerge.
I enjoy seeing the first spring bulbs break through the ground with their purple and yellow flowers standing out against the brown and often white. The snow is still on the ground here when these brave beings venture forth.
This year the crocuses were covered my snow twice but that snow served as a warm blanket to protect them against the cold night.
The crocuses are spreading across the side yard as they are meant to; located between the house and the driveway, they have their own ecosystem to allow them to flourish and they are ready to greet the visitor.>
I was out raking the lawn yesterday as the snow blocking the shed finally melted due to the rain and wind we had last week. It is time to engage myself in the yearly act of renewal and do what I was put here on earth to do, tend the garden and cherish nature’s bounty.
While the crocuses have faded away to rest until next spring, the daffodils are emerging to take their place and the tulips are close behind.
As I was out raking, a robin stopped by and rested high in the old maple tree. His red breast is one sure sign that spring is here.
The tree is also showing signs of new growth and renewal as is the lilac bush alongside the back fence.
Birdsong this early morning chorus is one of my favourite spring rituals. I enjoy hearing them sing as the morning sun arises even on weekends when I usually sleep in past 6 am. Their song is so pure that it is not a disturbance but a jot. I can fall back asleep knowing that nature is unfolding as it should.
Spring awakens hope and its return is full of expectation. The outdoor gardening season is underway and new experiences await. All I need to do is step outside and tend the garden.