Springtime is a season of joy for all creatures. We await her arrival with open arms. The squirrels in the back yard scrounging around my bird feeders, the black crows on the spine of the house, and walking like men with hands clasped behind their backs on the winter-faded grass, and we humans and our cat Daisy all look toward spring at this time of winter discontent in the world.
Our young Daisy enjoys a beam of sunlight and an airborne faux-furry mouse toy.
Here in the mountains of Northern Pennsylvania, the sun is shining, the snow is almost gone, except for a few little patches here and there, and the air is 52 degrees. A far cry from the 10-below temperatures we braved a month or so ago.
Living in an eco-friendly, vegetarian way, aspiring toward the vegan, at ease in my own skin today, I welcome this season of greater light and freedom. On Sunday we'll turn the clocks ahead for Daylight Savings Time, and the mornings will be darker and the evenings brighter.
Another winter will soon end as the equinox passes in just two weeks, and hope of warmth will cheer us again. Meanwhile, it's another day today to live in harmony with the Earth.