While it seems to be taking a long time to get here ... today definitely felt like a spring kinda day!
Started off with a bit of sun then clouds ... and a few fluuries ... but spring really is like fall in reverse ... so this is pretty typical for the time of year.
Yesterday I heard a very definitive sign that spring is very near ... laughing robins!
Yay ... they're back ... that made my heart sing! These guys are the first sure sign of the seasonal change!
And the whole "spring ahead" thing has happened ... so more light later in the day will be something to look forward to!
Another sure sign of spring (while pretty specific to our household) ... DH went to inspect the boat this morning ... to see how it fared over the winter! I'm sure he's looking forward to getting it in the water for some fishing ... though that won't be for a couple of months yet.
Spring Break is this week too ... for some. My break will be next month ... as I usually take a brief reprieve before the Garden Centre season begins.
Have you noticed how late Easter is this year??? Almost the end of April! Hopefully by then everyone won't have to wear coats over their Easter finery! That's something to look forward to ... for us anyway.
While we look forward to spring ... I simply can't help feeling a sense of dispair for the desperate situation that Japan has had to face recently.
When the awesome powers of nature are unleashed ... as was evident there ... one cannot help but feel compassion for those who have been devistated by the whole event. The video footage that I've seen of the quake & the tsunami aftermath seems so surreal ... that it's hard to fathom the reality of it. But reality it is ... captured live on video ... in all it's horrific visual footage.
How overwhelming a 30 foot wall of water must be!? When huge ships are tossed about like toys & smashed into bridges ... it's hard to imagine ... but so driven home by the actual footage.
I pray for them ... and for us all ... as this is just one incident of forboding that makes us realize how fragile our blue planet really is ... and my greatestest fear is that the whole end of this planet will happen as the Mayans forecast ... in 2012.
I'm usually an optimist ... I really hope that they were wrong on this ... but ... it is out of our control ...things will happen as they may.
I think I've mentioned before that I'm a fan of a band called Linkin Park.
Melanie got me their current album for Christmas ... and it is very thought-provoking.
The album is titled "A Thousand Suns".
One of my favourite tracks (lyrically) addresses the whole " end of the world" issue:
"God Bless us everyone
We're a broken people living
On a loaded gun.
And it can't be outfought
It can't be outrun
It can't be outmatched
It cant't be outdone.
And when I close my eyes at night
To images of dieing light
Far from the world of you and I
Where oceans bleed into the sky!"
Hoping we have more time than this prophecy affords us.
I don't mean to be all gloom & doom ...but hey ... it could happen!
God bless us everyone!
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