Friday, March 12, 2010

Spring.... and a Ladybug

The last few days have been really beautiful here. Not only has the sun been shining but it's also been warm. Warm enough to be outside for hours with the kids. Warm enough to get Maddie out for some much needed fresh air. Spring doesn't officially arrive until March 20 here, in Canada, so we may still be in for another big snow storm, but I doubt it. The air smells fresh, new, light and airy. The driveways are filled with children out playing road hockey, tag and skipping. Neighbours are emerging from a long, cold winter stuck indoors. Our tulips are even starting to sprout in the garden!

The change of the seasons will always be bittersweet for me now. The subtle signs of new life. The brown, dead grass slowly reviving and turning to green. The sun feeling that much closer to earth as it shines to heat our skin. The musical sound of birds migrating back for the summer months....

Bittersweet.

A constant reminder that our world, the seasons, continue to change. Nature comes 'back to life' in the spring. If only it were that simple...

While I was out with the kids yesterday I had a very special visitor land on my water bottle. What a beautiful sight. What a peaceful and fulfilling feeling.

9 comments:

Jill said...

Yes, if it were only that simple... So sweet that a ladybug came to visit you. A beautiful sign that Nicholas is there.

Just Breathe said...

((HUGS)) Keeping you in my prayers. I just love ladybugs. So glad you had the visiter.

ter@waaoms said...

((hug))

Jennifer Ross said...

I love it when cool stuff like that happens!(ladybug)

Christy said...

I can so relate to the change of seasons. It seems almost impossible NOT to be excited about the change from winter to spring. But it is the season of my twins. It wasn't supposed to be, but it was. So with this renewal comes sadness and anger and grief as well as celebrating.
Love to you.

croleyc69 said...

So beautiful {{HUGS}}
Caroline

Lesley said...

Lea-
that gave me goose bumps

klarsen said...

I LOVE when we get that little visitor, too. xxx

Emily said...

Nicholas approves of your choice in water bottles? It's cute, the ladybug on the leaf pattern. :)

Blowing him a little kiss and saying thanks for the visit!

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