Out my Door...

Brilliant sunshine, almost 50 degrees in Southern Berkshire County!
A spectacular late, late winter day.
Spring arrives on Saturday, the 20th!

Signs of Spring...

A small bird is splashing around in the birdbath,
finally free of its ring of ice;
Buds are thick and bright maroon on the maples;
The Phoebe is calling;
Chipmunks are chasing each other over snowbanks;
Flocks of Red-Winged Blackbirds chatter in the treetops
getting ready to descend to my feeders;
My three cats are lounging on the screened-in porch,
coming out from their blanket cocoons of winter;
And I sit, with a mug of tea, out in the middle of the yard surrounded by snow, basking in the glorious sunshine!


Kathryn Stripling Byer said...

Wondeful posts! I long to hear the birds start tuning up here in the southern Appalachians. My husband and I hope to go camping soon in the Smokies. I need sunshine, lots of it. Love your photos, too. And your spring poem.

R. Burnett Baker said...

Words of hope for the warmth! Love the photo. Your cat knows just where to be to soak it all in! Cats are the best!

Pauline said...

Ah, the lure of the sunshine despite the snow at our feet!