March 14th 2011 8:27 pm
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Today the sun shone brightly, and the air was fairly warm; the first real warm-up we've had all winter, Mama says.
Sleeper and I watched from one of our perches as a possum ate our leftovers and the apple peels from Mama's breakfast. I could tell he was really enjoying eating his breakfast under that warm sun.
I've been restless; the air feels different; it SMELLS different. I could hear geese honking as they flew by outside. The snow was melting off the roof and I could hear it dripping on the porch. There were other bird calls that I didn't remember hearing before.
Later, Mama went out to pick kindling; she said we'd need it when it got cold again, and she was right since before the day was done, she'd built up the fire in the woodstove. But when she came back from gathering wood, she brought me some catmint in her pocket. She said the snowdrops were blooming. I think this means Spring is almost here.
Oh yess!! we smell it too and it does feel different. Enjoy it, we are getting a little more balconey time outside now too.
This is awesome news! Even though our last frost is the first or second week of May, I'm looking forward to at least having a few days where the windows can be opened and the house aired out! Then I will be able to hear all the strange noises that are starting up. I'll smell the fragrance of flowers and, oh, Spring is glorious here in central PA!!!! Hope you guys are still finding plenty of trouble, but avoiding getting caught at it! Luv, Tink
Glad you're getting some warmer weather!