Start “Spreading” the News…
This is a post (and a pun) for all of my farmer friends out there. Can you sense it? Spring is definitely in the air. Despite the wintry feel of the shot I took today of this desolate “honey wagon” on my way home from Forest (my original home away from home), I can feel spring in the air. In my bones. It’s written all over the sky. And the animals sense it too.
How did farm kids get this innate sense of the change of seasons? Perhaps we inherited it from our parents. I can tell you that the first hint of the change of seasons, long before you smell it in the air or see it in the melting snow, is the subtle change in the sky. It becomes softer. Yellower (if that is a word…). Then the animals sense it. Does anyone own a haywire cat right now? Is it running sideways at the least provocation? And then it happens. Your corner flower shop starts carrying tulips. Stunning white ones. Orange and pink ones. Delightful!
Ok, let’s not get crazy. It is not patio season yet. But cheer up. It is around the corner. Ask any farm kid.