Friday, April 4, 2014

Signs of Spring

 
The gray hues of winter finally released their grip last week, and I found myself lured out into the yard to begin spring clean up.  Once again I was pleasantly rewarded to see bursts of color poking up from last year's dead growth, which I had left behind. Our new kitten named Sky chased after her first buzzing insect, and thankfully didn't do too much damage to the new flowers she was pouncing on in the process. Sandhill cranes also kept me company as they sang their calls far overhead. They had returned from their winter feeding grounds.




These signs of spring fueled my hope that my yard may also serve as an analogy to my writing projects.  When I return to the manuscripts I've been scribbling away at all winter and carefully hone them with an editorial eye, I might be able to bright out something bright and beautiful as well.

Happy spring!

 

3 comments:

  1. Aw! What a good word! Hi, Shaunda. Thanks for sharing. It's been too long since I've had time for a visit. Sorry about that. Time, right? Anyway, once this last load of laundry gets out of the dryer, I'm taking this laptop out onto the back patio with me to enjoy some of that spring you've been talking about.
    Enjoy! Oh, and best of luck with those manuscripts.
    *waves*

    -Jimmy

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    1. Hi Jimmy! I agree, the word Spring just brings on a smile, doesn't it? I, too, have been getting slammed by Father Time -- he just isn't sharing too much of it lately. I do think of you, and hope your writing projects are continuing to move along. I know how demanding your job is and how important your family is to you as well. Your ambition and dedication to doing what you love in creating literature is so inspiring. Thank you for taking time to stop by and say hello. Happy spring! I'm glad you're able to enjoy both the down time and the writing time together. I shall do the same ;)

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  2. Hi Jimmy! I agree, the word Spring just brings on a smile, doesn't it? I, too, have been getting slammed by Father Time -- he just isn't sharing too much of it lately. I do think of you, and hope your writing projects are continuing to move along. I know how demanding your job is and how important your family is to you as well. Your ambition and dedication to doing what you love in creating literature is so inspiring. Thank you for taking time to stop by and say hello. Happy spring! I'm glad you're able to enjoy both the down time and the writing time together. I shall do the same ;)

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