Last week I found the forest filled with robins, who at the end of winter I am truly glad to see. I also found a four-point deer antler down by the pond! That was amazing and something I have never found in my life. Which seems rather odd to me, seeing as how the deer population is huge and male deer lose their antlers every spring. Hmm. Nonetheless, I was as glad to find that antler, a truly amazing creation, as I was to see bluebirds flitting about the oaks. They make me so very happy, even if they spurn my bluebird house. (Not their fault, it's those pesky sparrows that push them out. Argh.)
Can you believe this little daffodil? How crazy is it? To be fair, it's right next to the house's foundation and it's a southern exposure. But still. Amazing.
And how about this hardy yarrow who never wanted to go to sleep in the first place? There are so many signs of spring that they are not just keeping me afloat, they have me up out of the water. So, I'm getting things in order. Cleaning up the house. Planning the garden, slowly. And feeling better by nourishment. Fresh baked bread with yogurt cheese and chutney yesterday. And today, Plum Ginger Sour Cream muffins. Time to start using up all those preserves. Because before you know it there will be a new harvest to save.