What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Glorious Spring!

It is the time of pink sunrises and waking up to a world enveloped in cloud; a time of red-winged blackbirds tsk, tsk, tsking us and crooning robins and peepers singing sleep songs at night.

Why, just yesterday while we were walking, a snake slithered past us in quite the little hurry (perhaps it was the handful of children clamoring about him?) and a woodchuck stood not 10 feet away, just watching.

It is the time of seedlings shedding their winter caps and stretching toward the sun; a time for dew covered leaves that miraculously turned green overnight, a time of the first sunburns and the last of the flannel sheets, of putting on dirt and the shedding of winter coats and shoes and of glorious COLOR!

Last night, I slept with the windows open in my bedroom. With all the lovely sounds of the country calling to one another and singing their lullabies, I didn't feel quite so alone.

Today it is expected to mid-80's here. 80's?!?!?!

What a magnificent, glorious, wonderful and unbelievable March!


Louise said...

I love spring! Enjoy your hot day!

Bonnie said...

It's been in the 70's-80's here for the last week- leaves are popping EVERYWHERE!!!!

Ultra-sound this morning, the *telling* one.
But you'll have to wait until later today, since I have to wait for B. to get home so I can tell him first. I was surprised, it wasn't what I thought for sure!
(And no, I don't mean more than one)

Riahli said...

You are lucky we are still getting random snow dustings here... I am craving some nice spring weather! Seems like it's taking forever to get here this year.

Unknown said...

Beautiful spring! Your photos echo everything that has been happening here lately...thank you for sharing what you captured!!

Bonnie - I'm super noisy...can I know too?! :D

Bonnie said...

Posted the results Amy Dear- OF COURSE I would tell you!

ulli said...

Rebecca--your photos are glorious! Spring is glorious! How did the Herb class go last night?

Bonnie--more than two sets of eyes are looking for your announcement!

ulli said...

Rebecca--nevermind, I went back and read how the class was. Sounds like a big success. And, yes, your hair was great.

Anonymous said...

Spring!!! Has been fantastic here too! I have cold stuff planted and beauties blooming. And my little peach tree has lovely flowers!

Rebecca the photos are wonderful! I loved the bedroom one so much motion and the colors are fantastic!

Bonnie how fun!!!! congrats maybe I'll have to knit your lil one a sweater! I just found a delightful EASY pattern making one for my boy.


Anonymous said...

Rebecca I love how this has become a chat area for your followers! everyone come to my house for tea sometime! I think we should all hang out and be friends!!!
If only it was that easy!
- Bobbi

Alyssa Spring Corley said...

Gorgeous...this post made me smile.

Bonnie said...

Hopefully you will see this, otherwise, I'll just keep writing it in the comments until you do:
Where didst thou get thy plantain salve recipe? I wanteth it.
Please and Thank-you.

Anonymous said...

I have to admit, I miss seeing what you're making for your mealtimes :)

I love Spring too....


Rebecca said...

Bobbi~ I love the "chatty" vibe in comments too~ couldn't happen without you guys! So thanks!

Bonnie~ I looked it up in a book from the library-basically, plaintain infused oil, a bit of grated beeswax and a container. I added lavender too-for the heck of it. I need to make some more so maybe I will do a post. (Course, you have heard THAT before.)

Janet~ hmmmm. I never thought anyone would miss that! Maybe I should write what I cook more often!