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Is it spring? - So This is My Second Life

Mar. 7th, 2009 06:58 am Is it spring?

I am sitting, drinking one of my favorite teas, Twining's English Breakfast tea, and listening to the rain on the windows and sounds from the kitchen as Joe prepares breakfast for us. It is early morning and I have been watching the deer eat from my feeders, the corn we put out for them and the seeds we put out for the birds. There are four females and they look healthy in spite of the hard winter we have had. Maybe Joe's and my efforts have had a hand in that. The deer have crossed the road now and are grazing in the soccer field across from my house.

It has warmed up here now. The temperatures are in the 50s and 60s. But rhe trees are still bare and the grass has not yet turned green. Today, raindrops are glistening on the tree limbs, stark against the dark, wet wood.

I have enjoyed winter. I know that sounds crazy. It has been very cold here. The coldest January in ages according to the weather reports. And it has certainly been the coldest weather that I have ever experienced, southern girl that I am. But I can appreciate the extreme temperatures and I guess it helps to know that they won't last forever. Spring is coming and I am excited about that, too. I can't wait to see the tulips and narcisis burst from the ground. Even though, I know they will probably be food for the deer.

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