A Wee Glimmer of Spring

It was zero degrees this morning.  There is constant snow on the ground.  And by Thursday night it will go down to -5 degrees.  For those of us with light issues and circulation problems, winter sucks.  Make it snowy with unrelenting cold and it seems that winter will never ever end.

But today, after another reminder to be mindful of where we are right now, to appreciate the small things, I took a few moments while eating to just sit and watch out the window. When was the last time you just sat and observed what was going on right outside your window? Hmmm?

Anyway, while sitting there watching the birds, I saw something that brought a smile to my face and actually brought forth a deep sigh of pleasure. Click on the pictures to get a better look!

Say hello to our harbingers of spring.  The American Goldfinch.  Notice the lightning and yellow sheen around their necks.  They are moulting into their summer coats!

Say hello to our harbingers of spring – the American Goldfinch. Notice the lightening and yellow sheen around their necks. They are moulting into their summer coats!

Oh, how welcome is this hint of spring to come!

Oh, how welcome is this hint of spring to come!

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2 responses to “A Wee Glimmer of Spring

  1. Yay goldfinches! I hope spring comes here soon too. Though we don’t seem to be as cold as you thank goodness.

    • You’re near the coast and look like zone 7b. Lucky you. We’re supposed to hit -5 here tonight last I looked. I was having trouble breathing when I got up today and checked the humidity levels. It’s in the 20’s so it’s time to break out the humidifiers. *sigh* And check the maple trees and pussy willows. We’re breaking buds, so you should be budding up already.

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