Saturday, March 07, 2009


Today was the first truly warm day we've had in Connecticut. Coats remained in the car, layers were shed, and it felt like the rushing waters of the snow's melt would carry us forward into spring....real spring. It was a busy day, though, and while the kids had plenty of time outdoors with their friends Tobey and Ian, Matt and I were at events held primarily indoors. We had a taste of the warmth as we dashed from building to car and back again, but we didn't get to revel in it long enough to make the impending spring arrival sink in.

Interestingly, it was an after dark sign, long after the sun's warmth was packed up and put away for another night, that brought spring fever to me. We pulled into our driveway after this long and busy day--9pm!!!--and as Matt pulled up beside the mailbox, I caught a glimpse of something I haven't seen in many a month. There, appearing only as a subtle silhouette, was the first rabbit of spring.

The kids quickly unstrapped their carseats, Matt turned so the headlights shined more directly in her/his direction, and we all oohed and aahed that spring would really come. My second thought? Relief that we decided not to go all out on a garden this year. Phew!

Enjoy the first tastes of the glory that is to come....