By Jamie Rieger
Man, it seems like forever since I have had the windows open at both ends of the house through the night.
And, it sure feels good to have that warm breeze wafting in as a snore and drool the night away.
I wouldn’t say the winter was a brutal one, by any means; but it seemed to drag on forever, didn’t it? Maybe it’s just me who thinks so.
Nonetheless, it is nice to hear people talking about their flower coming up, finding ladybugs in their garden and even my brother says his annual woodpeckers have returned to hammer away at his eavestrough.
I told him he hit the jackpot. Now, he doesn’t have to worry about his alarm clock for the next few months as the woodpeckers will have out of bed as soon as the sun starts to rise in the east. Maybe even earlier than that!
I’m sure he appreciated my gesture of kind words. I have many more of the same for my brother. He deserves every bit of it, too! (Just kidding, Trev. You know I jest!)
I may not be foertunate enough to have a fe feathered friends to wake me up in a sound hurry, but I am enjoying hearing them chirp away at the crack of dawn. It sounds much better than the scraping of the shovel on the sidewalk at the wee hours of the morning.
Officially. winter is behind us, but I think most of us know better than to pack up our shovels and parkas just yet.
There may be one or two more snowstorms in the works yet.
At least we likely won’t have to worry about those -40 temps any more. More cold weather sure, but not brutal cold.
Spring is here, the birds are singing (and hammering), the ladybugs are emerging from their slumber, and the gophers are already becoming roadkill along our highways and byways.
Welcome back, Spring! You have been truly missed!