(Picture from My Farmhouse Love's Facebook page)
While not the official first day of spring, it is exciting to be so close. It will be spring in name only, as the powers that be are calling for more cold weather. Even though the temperatures are lower than normal, it has been so cold this winter that below normal is now feeling warm.
This is still a season of changes. We find ourselves with open windows and a furnace turned off. Then in the early hours of the day, we are cold and wish for the furnace to be back on. Hot soup one night and bringing out the grill the next is not uncommon. A winter mix one day and the next we have a perfect spring day to enjoy.
The best part of early spring is the hope one feels. Birds sing of this hope. The air is filled with it, too. I have even seen little shoots poking up in the dirt looking for the same hope. Aww, spring!!!