Something is afoot

Tulips bloom at Place d'Armes, Montreal May 2009.If Montreal can look like this in May, can spring be far off in April?

Tulips bloom at Place d’Armes, Montreal May 2009.
If Montreal can look like this in May, can spring be far off in April?

“It is a bright and chill early spring day.  The air is crisp but the earth is insistent…The wind is stiff and needling.  It still feels like winter, but spring itself is positive and determined.  Something is afoot, and it is festive and uncontrollable and undeniable.”
Julia Cameron

I’ve heard more than a little talk this year of firing Punxsutawney Phil; in fact, he has been indicted for “seasonal fraud” and one zealous Ohio attorney intends to seek the death penalty.  Phil had better stay underground for awhile and keep PETA on autodial.

Although I’m not one to blame the poor ground hog — we all make mistakes, don’t we? — I share the impatience for spring that comes whenever March goes “out like a lion” rather than a lamb.  But take heart!  Spring is toying with us and will show up eventually.  It will be all the more glorious for our long wait.  Never mind that I can look out my window and see snow on the ground today, even though I’m in southeastern Virginia.

Maybe we can do as Peter Pan begs the audience to do when Tinkerbell needs a rescue.  Let’s all repeat to ourselves: I believe in Spring!  Think of tulips, think of daffodils, think of lawns that need mowing and weeds springing up everywhere.  See — waiting isn’t all bad, is it?  I wish you a day filled with sunshine, or at least the anticipation of it!

This post was originally published seven years ago today, so the weather on the day of this re-play may be much warmer than it was then. The original post, comments and photo are linked, along with two other related posts, below. These links to related posts, and their thumbnail photos, do not appear in the blog feed; they are only visible when viewing the individual posts by clicking on each one. I have no idea why, nor do I know how they choose the related posts. That’s just the way WordPress does things.


  1. Enjoyed this post! Hope your spring is progressing well.

    • Thank you carolee, I wish you the same!

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