OMG! The sun is shining and it's a blistering +6C outside my door!
And there are signs of glacial retreat:
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But that's not all that's outside my door - I can hear the overture to the Symphony of Spring.
It begins with some capricious percussion work as snow melt sends water droplets into the eaves troughs. Then a steady trickle builds along the roof line moving toward the entry of the downspouts with their distinctive gurgle and rattle. Soon this glorious water music is accompanied by an avian chorus, filling the air with tweets, chirps and trills as winged creatures great and small swoop and swirl in the warm sun.
But my favourite part is Spring's unheard heartbeat that throbs underneath it all. This chant of awakening rises and falls, rolls and flows beneath the still winter wrapped ground outside my door.
Mother Earth is stirring.
Just below the horizon her greening has begun.
It's a beautiful day in the neighbourhood.
©2014 April Hoeller