Thursday, April 25, 2013

Spring Days

One of the things I like about living here is the changes in the seasons. I can appreciate each of the seasons - Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall - but my favorites are Spring and Fall.

Summer is hot. Winter is cold. Spring and Fall have the mildest temperatures and the dramatic changes to foliage.

Tuesday was sunny and warm. Wednesday we had a steady rain and falling temperatures.
Today started with temperatures below freezing, but it is sunny and will be nice.

The grass is green. The trees are leafing out. Spring flowers are still blooming, but the magnolia tree a few blocks over is losing its blossoms.

Early in the morning - in the early light 30 minutes before the dawn - the birds begin to sing their Spring songs. The robins, the sparrows, the cardinals all sing loudly. When it is full light they quit to work on building nests. (Too bad that here in the city we don't have some wild turkeys. That would add a special music to the morning songs.)