Tuesday, January 27, 2009

First Signs

It's been cold for the last few days and I have been mostly sitting close to the fire knitting or reading English murder mysteries (one of my not so secret vices). But today it warmed up to 40 degrees (F) and I ventured outside to explore a bit and found the snowdrops up and about to burst into bloom. It is always so nice to see that something has faith in the arrival of spring.
And the red winged blackbirds are back. There are 7 males and 1 female in this first bunch. It is interesting that there is a female with them as usually the males come first and then about a month later the females show up. This lady wants to get a jump on the season. Good for her.

1 comment:

  1. Yes Margaret - spring is on its way and it can't come too soon for me.
    If you have time, please pop over to my blog today and tell me which luxury you want to take to the Desert Island. The books you listed have been packed and we set sail today! (At least it will be warm there)