I just saw the first robin of “spring”…they are coming out of the woods now because the earth is warm enough for the earthworms to ascend…we have had very little winter in the Deep South. Anyway, just posting this event with a bit of sadness and much confusion; the little robin actually seemed a bit confused and bewildered as he or she suddenly scouted the yard on this late February day. My sadness comes from the lack of contrast of the seasons; I want to feel all of them so that the next one is defined and delicious.
My friend, Kathleen Hayek, lives in New York and I remember her telling me how wonderful spring was in NYC, everyone was so happy to leave the winter behind and were able to appreciate the gifts of spring – the difference, the contrast is what makes each season so glorious. Anyway, that did not happen here this year. My citrus trees have fruit and blossoms on them at the same time, my plum trees have already flowered and there’s a baffled robin in my yard looking for earthworms…p s