It’s officially spring, but we still have snow on the ground here. All the same, signs of spring abound if you look! There are buds on the trees, the chives have sprouted, and several song birds have returned.
Having only lived in this house since the late summer, this is our first spring here. The process of moving in delayed us from getting acquainted with the local nature spirits as thoroughly as I would have liked. I’m excited to work more at that this year.
I already started over the weekend. My daughter and I walked around the backyard to look for signs of spring. The snow is melting, so we could explore some of the plants. I was intrigued to discover that what I thought were bushes last year are actually sprouting tree stumps! My husband and I have been talking about planting trees in the back. There’s one large oak tree on the other side of the fence separating us from the cemetery, but we want more shade and privacy. Turns out, we already had some trees! I’ll be interested to see the leaves after they appear. For now, these are little mysteries. I’ve been reading about how to care for them so they grow as strong as possible. I wonder why they were cut down in the first place?