Yes, you, with your signs of spring. With your hellebores and your hyacinths and all that green and gold, and those cherry blossoms. And those lambs!
Well, we have signs of spring, too, you know.
We have dirty snow and lots of leftover sand on the roads, left by road crews to get us through the winter. We have the teensiest of buds on a few shrubs. We’ve had four snow-free days in a row!
But we also have ice that’s finally melting on the bay. We have moving water for the first time in months!
We have cats, luxuriating on warm flagstones, feeling frisky, spring in their blood.
We have maple sap dripping into metal buckets, all along the roadsides.
And we have the annual pancake breakfast, with family and neighbors, shucking off wool jackets, slathering on the maple syrup, and lingering in the bright sunshine of a perfect spring day.
Finally . . . spring. Always worth the wait.