Finally!! I have waited far too long to see the beginnings of spring. From the beginning of March I was astounded to see Spring rush in with full force. All of a sudden we were experiencing 50 degree days and no snow in sight. It was glorious! I have already planted spinach and lettuce in a few small garden/flower bed I cleaned out around the new house. I have taken several days and done mostly nothing but sit in the sun and watch T. play outside. I got a nice sunburn the very first day! I just can’t get enough SUN!!!
So quickly the terrain around my home changed and with it brought the most gorgeous birds. I have been having such fun watching and listening to them all.
Today, the First Day of Spring, was celebrated Ostara, the Spring Equinox. The boys woke long before dawn and let us sleep for quite some time before I finally gave in to wakefulness. 5:30am I followed the trial of bunny poo(jelly beans) downstairs to the livingroom to find the boys enjoying some candy from the baskets the Magick Hare left them and playing a board game called Isuro that I had purchased the previous day. We played a good game and then the boys chose one of the ten Dvd’s that the Hare had left along with the baskets. We sat and watched movies while the sun began to rise in the east.
After several hours, we set the boys outside for an egg hunt. Mind you, after all this fabulous weather, overnight we had a huge drop in temperature and 3 inches of snow dropped from the sky to line the earth once again with white. Freezing temperatures and camouflaged eggs dropped randomly over a two acre wooded lot, three inches of snow! Yes, it was very evil! They hadn’t even found the majority of them, before giving up and agreeing to look again later in warmer weather. By then, I am sure, the squirrels would have all taken them away. They seemed pretty busy out there as soon as we were inside. As the boys found the eggs, they placed an offering for the birds of seed mixture. I took a rather large bag and spread it throughout the yard. As the temperatures grew and the snow melted away the numerous birds came out to feast. It was such a delight to see hundreds of birds all over the yard and in the trees.
Afternoon came and went, and S. began preparing. What, I had no idea, but he was busy for most of the day in the kitchen. Finally, at dinner time we were pleasantly surprised with spinach ricotta meatball stuffed shells and cheese. It was lovely.
I am really looking forward to seeing what else Spring brings us. Happy Ostara!!