Sunday, February 17, 2013

Bring On Spring




                                                     I heard spring birds
                                                     Outside my door
                                                     I heard the frogs
                                                     Croaking last evening more
                                                     The daffodils are blooming
                                                      Is spring really here
                                                      February is borrowing March
                                                      The wind says clear
                                                      My clotheslines are full
                                                      Spring cleaning has begun
                                                      Winter blues are gone
                                                       Bring on the fun

                                                       Susie Swanson, 2013

Just wishful thinking on my part folks.. Even though the daffodils are blooming and the frogs are croaking on warm days, nope no spring.. The weather is cold here and yesterday we had snow flurries flying around. Tomorrow it's suppose to warm back up to 60 with rain coming in.. Strange and unpredictable winter for sure. This time last year I was already hanging clothes on the line.. The March wind blows them dry even on a cloudy day. We live near a small creek and we've been hearing frogs every warm evening for a couple of weeks.. If that's any indication, hopefully spring's around the corner.. Bring it on... Susie

22 comments:

  1. I love the pic of the Cardinal. Beautiful!

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  2. I love this poem, Susie! And Spring has arrived here, I think, feels like it anyway. My favorite Season!

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    1. Thanks and please send it my way..lol . Maybe it won't be to much longer for us.

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  3. Same here, daffodils, frogs hollering, etc. But this weekend has been COLD! I'm so ready for nice warm weather to get here and stay. Spring is my favorite time of year :)

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    1. Oh I'm so ready to Tracy.. Bring it on.. It's my favorite too.

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  4. Winter hasn't been so bad this year -- so far! But I think we all get anxious for the beauty of rebirth that spring brings. You've described the wonderful signs of the beginning of spring so well.

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    1. That we do Charlotte.. I'm glad you haven't had to bad a winter.. Ours is unpredictable.. Different type everyday.

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  5. Susie, I'm actually relishing the fact that it's still wintery...we got a little snow this weekend and more supposedly coming tomorrow. I like it, it's been so mild all winter. Our daffodils haven't bloomed yet, and I don't hear the frogs yet either. But we are planning our garden!

    The photo of the cardinal is beautiful, and your poem does give a warm welcome to spring:)

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    1. Thank you Lise.. If it would stay cold and then go straight to spring I'd be all for it but it changes everyday.

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  6. I love this poem!
    In Michigan the frogs croaking is the first true sign of spring, since the ground freezes and they can only come up when it thaws again....if they tried to hop around now, they'd have to swim through a lot of snow! (LOL)
    I can't wait to hang clothes out again...there's nothing like fresh line dried linens!
    ~God bless~ Lisa

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    1. Thank you . I bet it is a lot colder and different for you.. Oh I can't wait to hang my clothes on the line too.

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  7. Sweet poem, Susie. I'm ready for spring too, but I think we'll be waiting for a while yet here.

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    1. Thanks Daisy.. I'm so ready it ain't funny..lol.

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  8. Lovely poem...although it isn't that cold here, I am ready for spring.

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  9. Beautiful poem, Susie~ but like you said, I'm afraid it's wishful thinking. It's a cold, blustery day here... not much chance of seeing the sun so it sure doesn't feel like spring is on the way. We can always dream of what will be, though! :)

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    1. That we can Paula.. Everyday is one day closer.

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  10. Susie, I am so ready for spring. Lovely poem.

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  11. Hi Susie, it was so nice to hear from you today. I am so sorry to hear that you are still having a difficult time with your bladder and are feeling bad my friend. I have been feeling pretty awful the last couple of weeks too. The pain has been very bad and I can't seem to get back up before another storm hits and it all flares up again. I have also started losing my hair, handfuls every time I wash or brush it. It is very distressing. I went to the doctor and they are running tests to see what is causing it. I hope to get the results sometime next week. I have been going through catalogs looking at wigs. I am trying to keep positive, but it has been challenging. I have never had this happen before. Your poem is so beautiful. I am ready for spring too. It will be so wonderful when all the azaleas are in bloom again. Thanks again for stopping by to say hi, it made my evening. I hope you feel better very soon! With Love, Delisa :)

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