SPRING IS IN THE AIR
Spring is in the air. Like the words of a love song from the past "I feel it in my fingers. I feel it in my toes." Surprisingly, I had that 'feeling of spring' while walking the field lane today. A 'feeling' can be hard to express to others who are not there with you, but I do believe, warmer sunny days are just around the corner for Central Pennsylvania.
Yesterday afternoon, my neighbor saw a groundhog basking in the warm sun. He said groundhog sightings in February are unheard of around here, but he agrees with the old timers who say, "an early Easter brings an early spring." Having been a farmer most of his eighty-plus years and having a great understanding of animals, I'm convinced his observation is right.
Seeing ducks, birds, and animals traveling in pairs and working to construct a nesting home for their little ones is another sure sign that love is in the air and spring is near.
Birds are the first to herald springtime. Hearing the Red-Winged Blackbird's "chit-squeeze" territorial call and the Flicker's cranky squawk echoing through the valley today caused my step to grew lighter and my heart to race faster as if receiving good news from an old friend. Winter will soon be past no matter if the weatherman predicts a wintry mix for this afternoon.
Stay positive and take joy in the day,