Sunday, March 12, 2006
Yesterday was one of those days where 'I think Spring might be coming' was on everyone's lips. The ground smelled thick and musty, and the wind teased, dancing with the apple trees and sending old leaves before it. We could see wild rabbits soaking up the weather along the edges of the forest, and so many birds! Where have all these birds been?
The kids were house-crazy, so we set them free on the yard and they both took off, shrieking gleefully, to chase balls and push a walk behind toy over the winter grass. B and I walked around and talked of small, out-in-the-sunlight inconsequential things like birdfeeders and gutterspouts. The children wore themselves out and came back with dirty knees and pink-cheeked faces and were starving for snack, so we all went inside for baths and slices of watermelon. (Out of season, and hugely overpriced at the supermarket, but watermelon! It felt like a gift!)
Oh, and did I mention the sky?