Monday, March 31, 2014

Happy Songs, Sounds, and Sightings of Spring!

Spring, Spring, I heard a robin sing
I'm glad because it's Spring again!
Spring, Spring, it makes me want to sing
I want to play ball, I want to jump rope,
and roller skate again I hope,
In good, old Spring.

Today, I was drawn to Cantigny. I just needed to walk around and look. It smelled and sounded wonderful. It is not as lovely as it soon will be but I can confidently see that Spring is ready to be in full bloom soon. 

 Right away, I noticed the weeping yellow green willow trees and a young family chasing and playing around them.

It was windy so the chimes were singing happy songs. 

 It is our local school district's spring break so there were lots of children playing on the tanks, some in shorts and tees.

 I was delighted to see around ten of the turkeys and listen to birds. Most were too shy to be photographed.

Certainly, soon, the "Thin Ice" sign can be put away for this season.

All the patches of green and stems poking through the earth made me think of Kermit's song . . .

But green's the color of Spring.

And green can be cool and friendly-like.
And green can be big like an ocean, 
or important like a mountain, or tall like a tree.

When green is all there is to be

It could make you wonder why, but why wonder? 
Why Wonder, I am green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful!
And I think it's what I want to be.