Thursday, April 24, 2008

Sure Signs of Spring

Spring is surely here. I know this because my husband is almost always out of the house these days, and his thoughts are shifting from calves to tractors. Fields await barley seed, and he is checking longterm forecasts and watching the radar screen like a hawk.

Another sign of spring is this:

Blue skies meet a horizon with a tinge of green. Only a few snowbanks remain.

Calves are playing peek-a-boo as their mothers eagerly search out green grass, a reprieve from the months of a dry hay diet.

I see you.

I smell you, too.

The surest sign of spring comes from the fists of small children.

The first dandelion bouqet of the season. It's a beautiful sight.


Anonymous said...

Aw, cute. My memory of spring was going with Grandma every day to scour this one tiny little coulee for shooting stars (rooster heads, whatever you call them) which was the only place they could make it out on the prairie by Roundup/Lewistown. I'm not sure exactly where you are in MT, but do you get shooting stars?

Robin (who has to comment as Anonymous because stupid AOL won't let me sign in as a Google/blogger)

Lottery Girl said...

Beautiful blog. I love the photos. Especially enjoyed the post about the country church; the one about autism was very moving.

Trailboss said...

Awww Spring. My favorite time of the year! I found you through PW's site.

Pony Girl said...

Yea...spring is there!! I love the dandelions. As a teacher I always have children picking me handfuls...with 1" long stems....I have to put them in little dixie cups of water...or they stuff them in their cubbies and they end up on the bottom of their school bags to take home to their moms...hee!

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