Sunday, January 24, 2010

Spring is Springing


I think it’s great how signs of the coming new seasons arrive often at the mid-point of the existing season. Like sometimes there will be a really hot dry day in May and it will remind you of summer. There will be a colder gloomier day in August that will remind you of autumn. There will be a dusting of snow in November that reminds you of winter.

Here we are now at the later part of January and the daffodil bulbs have sprouted, but more than that the horses have started shedding. You don’t notice it so much with a black horse, but a paint with a lot of white hair you see a dusting of white hair on the ground where she stands most frequently. It’s nearly time to remove the horse blankets and find the curry combs and dedicate all the sluff and skirf to the ground where the birds can collect it for their spring nests.

Spring is nearly here, folks.

6 Comments:

Blogger Irish Gumbo said...

Lawd, I hope so, I hope so...I could use some budding trees and green stuff :)

5:56 AM  
Blogger darev2005 said...

Ack. They are predicting more snow and sleet for this week. And the ground is still all wet from all the rain. Thus could get ugly.
Sluff and skirf? Is that a horsepeoples way of saying hair?


Veri word: uteriedi- One of those unmentionable womens conditions.

6:44 AM  
Blogger Auntie said...

I did see it yesterday. Everywhere we went. It even smelled of spring and we saw daffy's poking out everywhere too.

thanks for the reminder, dude

7:41 AM  
Blogger selkie said...

i love coming across bird nests made of materials other than sticks! some photos of nests, that you take, would be pretty cool. :)

check the one out on my flickr. the light fixture nest.

8:02 AM  
Blogger g said...

I just checked and no daff's here yet.

If I remember right, last year I was about 2 weeks behind you on daff blooms.

11:17 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Irish, the problem on the East Coast is that when spring arrives for you, you'll be using the air conditioner a week later.

Darev, your arrival of spring means tornado season is back.

Auntie, that means you should be getting ready for the Crabs Festival.

Selkie, our birds get wool for their nests.

g, but at least you get the smell from the Wauna Mill before we do.

12:11 PM  

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