Searching for signs of spring

Signs-of-Spring-2

As we near the  halfway point between  the winter solstice and the spring equinox, today is perfect for a little “spring hunting.”

After six solid weeks of rain, snow, and dark dreary days, we get a respite today in North Mississippi.  Predictions are for temps in the mid 60s to low 70s and sunshine galore!  Folks are already beginning to emerge from their winter hibernation.

rising sun

Yesterday, I did some political work  with a young friend who is planning a run for the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors. He is a landscape contractor by profession and he offered to clean up my garden for free as payment.  I respectfully declined because I can’t wait to get out and get my hands dirty.

He looked at me dubiously and said, “Well, if you don’t get to it, let me know.”  (He knows me well.)

Yikes, here comes the sun peaking up over the horizon.  Up and down Montgomery Street, neighbors are venturing outside, looking at the sun as if it were a rare bird that flew in for the day.

I’m off to hunt for my rake and clippers.

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