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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Ah, Spring!

Today's the Equinox, the day of equal light and dark in balance, when the northern hemi moves to Spring and the southern hemi moves to Autumn. It's a good day to renew some hope around here because things look like this

Yeah, we're ready for Spring

And while Beest goes through her annual "chew off my fur because the shedding and new growth are itchy" phase and I in turns comb her, give her hairbal goo and clean up said hairballs every few days, this too is a sign of Spring. It's reassuring. That's my story, I'm stickin to it.

The Shire really is beautiful in the snow. There's little wind so it's stuck on the branches 2-3" deep. The plow guys did a better job of the 10 or so inches this storm brought. Today was the annual Fire Inspection  to check that we aren't storing kerosene on rags next to the heaters and that all the alarms work. All is well, just another sign of Spring.

And soon, in a few weeks, maybe sooner, it'll look like

and then 

 All in good time. Happy Equinox, everybody.


Anonymous said...

Now there's a post of hope and happiness. Om my goodness, I LOVE that round door. I want a round door.

Austan said...

I know, right? I love those Hobbit holes!!!!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

It is good to read that you see the light at the end of the tunnel and will rejoice with it. If it weren't for long, dark, cold winters, how could we enjoy the promise of spring as much as we do? Those poor people that live in perfect climate all year round; they don't know what they are missing.

Happy Equinox, Laura. Here's to the colorful, lovely flowers of spring.

Munir said...

Me too, I am so ready for Spring.
How is Maisie doing?
Happy Spring to you and your loved ones. So what if it snows.
I like the strings in the video. I guess it is electric guitar?

klahanie said...

Hello my human friend, Laura,

Ah yes, a reassuring post and the imminent joys of spring. And now we wait for signs as the buds doth burst.

Lovely photos, Laura and my human thanks you for that thoughtful card.

Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses, to you and all your loved ones, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! xx

The Elephant's Child said...

And a happy equinox from here too. Yay for Autumn. I am as over summer as you are over winter. At least.

Austan said...

Arleen, with this last snowstorm and another predicted, it's either get silly or get homicidal. I don't have the energy to get homicidal. :) Happy Spring, girl!

Austan said...

Munir! It'd be really nice to see some crocus pop up. I hope the tulips are okay, they'd just started pushing up when this mess fell.
Yes, that sounds like an electric guitar with a bit of reverb on it.
Happy Spring!

Austan said...

Penny! I know that dogs have a special inside track with the gods, so could you please put in a word for us to be done with Winter in a week or so?

Your human is very welcome.

Kisses and hugs to you, my little furry friend.

Austan said...

EC- you've had a scorcher of a Summer. I hope things will be cooler and breezy, and that your Autumn is as lovely as a Spring here will be. If it ever arrives. ;)