Spring Hope

The last few weeks the weather has been yo-yo-ing between the promise of Spring and memories of Winter. Temperatures have ranged from 10 degrees Celsius, to a bone-chilling minus 10. We have had a day of snow during which everyone groaned in despair sandwiched between days with slightly higher temperatures. Spring is coming, we are assured, even though it is long past the official date.

Spring Hope. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013
Hydrangea in planter. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

One of the things that encourages me is the sight of bulbs that have been planted in gardens and in planters. The colours peeking from amidst the green assures me that soon we will experience warm days. That and the sound of tweeting birds that accompanies me as I walk to work in the morning give me hope. 

What are the signs you see that assure you Spring is on its way?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

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22 thoughts on “Spring Hope

  1. The sight of bulbs is always a sign that it isn’t far away. I can remember how much fun it is to see them start coming, which reminds I better get some in. I am sure it will be there before you know it.

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  2. It’s skidded in here to France like a person late for work. Everything is popping up and popping out, and the temperature has shot up to 25C today. It’s haul on your shorts weather and soak up those rays. The wild orchids are strewn up the bank under the washing line, the birds are nest-building, and the smooth snake is lying under his favorite stone. Keep up the hope Colline, yours will blossom soon. 🙂

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  3. “The colours peeking from amidst the green assures me that soon we will experience warm days. That and the sound of tweeting birds that accompanies me as I walk to work in the morning give me hope. ” Exact my thoughts. 🙂 Lovely lines. 🙂

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  4. Those planters look so nice! For me, it’s the birdsong that starts with the robins before dawn and continues with the cardinals. When I hear them both, I know Spring is here, no matter what the temperature.

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