…with bird song, duck eggs (for the first time in months), and tiny, glittering snowflakes. I didn’t even mind that last bit, because they were backlit by a rising sun.
I’ll be honest; I was starting to feel a bit like this knitting project:
Tired. Broken. And with only the potential to be a warm thing.
It’s still not warm, by any stretch, but there’s something about the way the word March sounds coming out of my mouth, and the way it feels like hope. It stokes an inner fire I thought I’d let go out.
We lost too many of our girls to bitter cold temps this winter, and will be collecting some eggs to hatch. Looking out at this thick blanket of snow, I can hardly imagine duckling feet padding around, but the thought makes me smile. With ducklings will be soil and seeds and digging and barn-raising and all the goodness of warm, bright days ahead. Bring it.
In the meantime, audio books and neon knitting are keeping me sane.
Yeah, I’m SO ready for the “out like a lamb” part of this month. And it’s only the 2nd…
You realize this is the first February in five years neither of us were determined to move (not counting our eventual change of rentals in the same city).