Friday, January 23, 2009

remember Noah's ark?

Spring is sneaking into Kentucky today! I come out of the house and it is balmy - "my" birds are flitting (cardinals, wrens, woodpeckers and doves are the ones I notice) around the feeders. Buds on bushes and trees are fat enough that I can see them from a ways off. The air smells like garden. And skunk. A whiff of skunk which isn't unpleasant in it's own way.

I know, I know, it will get cold again in a day or two and winter isn't over. But I feel like Noah. I have been stuck in the ark for forty days and I released a dove, or cardinal? and it returned this morning with a tiny promise of spring in its beak.

This is why I live in Kentucky.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lovely day for sure! We played at the park and soaked in as much sun as we could! Thankful for that early taste of spring. Have you noticed the vibrant green field on your right as you come into Wilmore on Jessamine Station? WOW! It is Spring Green already!
- Kirsten