"Language, as well as the faculty of speech, was the immediate gift of God." ~ Noah Webster

Wednesday, March 5, 2014


I woke to the sound of falling rain this morning. I love that sound. It makes me want to pull the blankets up a little closer and stay in bed just a tad longer. It falls tapping on the window and I hear the steady drip from the rain gutters…it all spells c-o-z-y.

I was especially happy to hear the rain this morning, because I have been waiting for it to come and wash away all the February snow.

I went out to feed the horses in heavy slush in the midst of the morning down pour. I welcome the slush; it means spring is just around the corner. After all, it has to come before the brown grass appears once again. And then the brown will soon turn green.

I have been hearing several reports of bird sightings, primarily robins - not in my neighborhood, but from friends and family further south.  I have been watching closely, but until today I had yet to see any flying feathers. Today, though, I saw my first robin of the season. He was a welcome sight. I watched him for a while and he seemed to find a worm on top of the snow. Whatever it was he picked it up and swallowed it at once.

Daylight savings time will begin at the end of the week! Yes, that will maybe make for a bit darker mornings, but it will mean longer days! My bluebird thermometer told me it was in the 40's today.
It's coming! Honest!

Ahhhh spring! I count you as present beginning today.



  1. So you did get to see a robin today after all! :)
    Julie is asking for you to bring her inside too! haha

  2. Yes, I did!! And yes, she is! She says make the winter go away, Mom!