Oh Spring, Sweet Spring
It's almost here!
Only 16 more days until it's officially Spring.
"All winter, snow had covered the ice; the pond lay cold and still under its white blanket. Most of the time there wasn't a sound to be heard. The frog was asleep. The chipmunk was asleep. Occasionally a jay would cry out. And sometimes at night the fox would bark--a high, rasping bark.
Winter Seemed To Last Forever."
"But one day a change came over the woods and the pond."
"Warm air, soft and kind, blew through the trees. The ice, which had softened during the night, began to melt. Patches of open water appeared."
"All the creatures that lived in the pond and in the woods were glad to feel the warmth."
"They heard and felt the breath of spring, and they stirred with new life and hope."
"There was a good, new smell in the air, a smell of earth waking after its long sleep."
The Trumpet of Swan
a good time for reading,
and for dreaming of Spring.