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SPRING HAS SPRUNG

What could be better than watching the snow melt and what was below it begins to grow again.


It amazes me how small bushes begin to sprout buds that almost blossom before your eyes.


The trees come next and if you live in a wooded area you feel that nice cozy feeling that pretty damn soon you’ll be living among birds chirping, squirrels jumping from branch to branch and raccoons doing their thing.

Throw in hawks gliding overhead in search of tasty bits of sparrow or whatever for dinner. Or maybe for lunch. Or even for breakfast for the early risers.


I often wonder how many wild animals live on this acre? We woke one morning to see four deer – momma, poppa and two little ones poking their noses into the early spring spouts.


We catch the odd raccoon sleeping in the crutch of a tree, or black squirrels hurrying straight up a tree, their mouths full of dead leaves that will give their nests a soft blanket for their newborns.


Soon, in a matter of a few short weeks, the trees, maples and oaks included, will be thick with foliage.


Author’s comment: I enjoy the four seasons. Here we are in spring with everything coming alive around us. Then there is the warmth of summer which brings us in the bright, vibrant colors of autumn. Winter is next with its own pleasures. All we really must do is dress for it.

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