Yes, it's still raining in Meadow Sweet Grove (and even hailing!) The fairies are adamant, however, that the old adage will hold true; "April Showers bring May flowers". And there certainly are hopeful signs and sounds of Spring in the Grove. Robins, jays, chickadees, flickers and even hummingbirds have returned, in droves, and are flitting about and singing their sweet spring symphonies. Hurrah for Spring!
Despite the seemingly never-ending rain, there are signs of Spring all around. From the early morning birdsong to the daffodils, crocuses, snowdrops, pansies and grape hyacinth that are all blooming in spite of the rain and cold. Even the fruit trees have taken advantage of the slightest bit of sun and warmth to nurture their desire to bloom! They now have teeny, tiny leaves and hints of small buds or blossoms. Still, this year's late, cold and rainy Spring is much more somber than last year's early and cheerful Spring.
In keeping with tradition, and in an effort to encourage Spring along, the fairies are happy to lend some outdoor space to the Easter Bunny, who knows so well that Spring always comes no matter; "Whether the weather!". He is cheerfully painting as many eggs as he possibly can before the much-anticipated Easter morning.
We can help Spring along too by placing little hopeful reminders throughout the house such as: a vase of flowers, some painted eggs, pretty flowered teacups or lovely little figurines of bunnies, lambs and chicks. Welcome Spring!
Meadow Sweet Grove © V. Buchanan 2017
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