My Favorite Signs of Spring
By Jeff Salter
This week, we’re blogging about the signs of spring. This year – as in at least a few of the 12 years I’ve lived here in KY – we have some premature spring-like weather during February.
Yep — sandwiched in between snow and rain and cold, we’ve had several isolated days with temperatures up in the 70s and beautiful sunshine. And on those days, we’ve already been able to spend some time out on the front porch, in our shirtsleeves!
Temperate weather has got the birds and flowers (and budding trees) all confused.
Like most or all of the other years in which we’ve had several “early” Spring days, these deceivers will likely be followed by at least one more lengthy spate of cold weather. Down where I used to live – Louisiana – such would be called the “Easter Snap”… meaning a final snap of winter weather. In some cases, so intense that it would harm (or even kill) those early buds or shoots.
But back to our topic: my favorite signs of spring.
I love the sounds of birds chirping. Presumably they chirp at other times of the year, but I’m probably not outside to hear them. But nothing says “Spring” (to me) better than bird chirps.
In previous years, here at 4F1H, I’ve attempted to wax eloquently about the season of Spring, whether early or late. Below are some of the pertinent links. The first one even includes an original poem!
Previous posts about Spring
Images From Spring
Things I Borrow From Nature
[includes an original poem]
Time to Open the Windows Again
What about YOU? Which signs of Spring really grab you?
[JLS # 372]