Wednesday, March 28, 2007

The Beckoning of Spring

Spring beckons!
All things to the call respond;
the trees are leaving and cashiers abscond.
-Ambrose Bierce

I truly can't remember the last time I was this taken with spring. My senses feel gorged on the freshness of it - the dropping wisteria petals, the budding branches, the cool, lush grass. Spring is beckoning...

... and I'm falling hard.

I clipped some branches yesterday and plunked them in water. Ah, better. As I was backing away to look, I caught my heel on a box of books (of course it would be books), and smacked my fanny. But as I looked up the view was so ... spring-like ... that I stayed there, on my fanny, taking it in. What could be better than spring - outdoors and in?

Then it began to rain... that gentle, pat-pat-pitterpat rain that makes you glad you were born. It was all so wonderful I felt I could have died in that one moment.

But I didn't. So I went to work. Same thing, really...

Ah, but today. Today is the most perfect spring day I've ever seen. I'm no cashier, but I'm thinking of absconding. Clearly I haven't done a thing since spring arrived and beckoned anyway.

Question: is it just me? Does anyone else have a chronic case of the I don't wannas? I mean, have you been outside? I really must know. Because if it's just me... if this is just all in my head... perhaps I should make an appointment to see someone.

But honestly, I think I'll already know what he'll say:

"Young lady," the doctor will announce, looking at me as if I'm stupid, "You've come down with a classic case of ... spring fever."


Anonymous said...

you are not alone and i think i have spring fever too! great post! connie

Anonymous said...

I have it, too! And I'll be in Canton this weekend!! A girls' roadtrip. Woohoo! Your pic is beautiful and your writing fresh. Auntie M

Sue said...

I've got it too, a bad case, but spring here is going by too fast, no sooner than the buds bloom, the leaves pop out and the color is gone, so odd, usually lasts longer than this! I love the shot, a fanny shot! lol

Marilyn said...

I love your blog! Thank you for visiting mine and leaving such a nice comment.
I have Spring Fever, too. Problem is, it got down to 26 last night so I'm afraid the blossoms are going to be frozen on the fruit trees which seems sort of tragic.
I've been putting lots of fresh flowers in the house but I don't know if I can keep up with the expense, LOL, I need ones from my own yard!
I will be visiting your blog often!