Isn’t it amazing what a little sunshine can do?

Last night it was windy, cold, wet, wild, freezing rain-sleet hurling itself down, ruining outfits and giving me hair that redried to look like a frizztacular version of Miss Diana Ross. A good look, I’m sure you will agree ;).

This morning, it’s a different story. I awoke to a gentle yellow light peeking through the curtains, and ate my wholewheat banana cake to the tune of happy birds on the trees outside my window. It’s still chilly, but the sky is blue, the sun is shining, and the wind has calmed to a gentle breeze that ruffles the evergreens. The snowdrops and crocuses that are peeping out look cheery on the lawns. The children are smilier and the world looks different.

I love the sun. 🙂

And it reminds me that we are after all, in March, and that spring is a mere hop, skip, and jump away. After March winds and April showers, will come May flowers, and sunny days. Lovely. Besides, there’s so much to enjoy about the turning from winter into spring, as the world wakes up – gorgeous sunrises, banks of daffodils, that wonderful rising of the sap in the world at large. A season of life, of renewal, of change. In many, many ways.



  1. Jon
    4th March 2009 / 1:36 pm

    My thoughts exactly. Except for the Diana Ross hair; I got a haircut yesterday.

  2. angel, jr.
    4th March 2009 / 3:58 pm

    Our sun is out too. Although it looks very pretty outside, it’s cold. But I like that the sun is trying….the temperature just needs to co-operate.

  3. Vanilla Lavender
    4th March 2009 / 4:42 pm

    Thanks for stopping by! Your blog is adorable! Vanessa

  4. Nicole
    4th March 2009 / 5:15 pm

    I love the sun! Alberta is the sunniest Province in Canada :o) I hope to always live here. It’s weird when we have a cloudy day or 2. I can’t wait for Spring! I’m planting flowers this years so I’m very excited!

  5. Art
    4th March 2009 / 6:26 pm

    Same over here. We had snow on Sunday but the forecast says it will be warm soon!

  6. Sparkling Red
    4th March 2009 / 7:27 pm

    Yes, it is amazing. Spring is so close I can taste it. The suspense is crazy!

  7. Christielli
    4th March 2009 / 9:48 pm

    I’m also very excited for spring. We’ve been getting a lot of sunshine lately, and it’s lovely, even though it’s still pretty freaking cold out.

  8. Scarlet
    5th March 2009 / 1:43 am

    In my town it almost always looks like and feels like Spring…which is one of the reasons I love Miami so much. Lots of SUNSHINE!Enjoy your natural, yellow light and happy birds outside your window! 🙂

  9. Shauna
    5th March 2009 / 3:03 am

    I am new here! What a great blog 🙂

  10. Riot Kitty
    5th March 2009 / 5:11 am

    I am so happy that it’s March, because that equals (eventually) spring!

  11. kilax
    5th March 2009 / 11:40 am

    The arrival of Spring has me so excited as well. I feel like my spirits are lifted already! 🙂

  12. Boy
    6th March 2009 / 3:35 pm

    I love impending Spring reinvigorates everything into a gentle beauty, which you’ve captured so succinctly. Pure loveliness my dear.

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