Harbingers of Spring

March 2, 2011

My house - full of spring

My house - full of spring

These mornings, when I drive to work, the quality of light seems different. The clouds are luminous, transparent, many shades of purple.

I look upward in wonder, and try to pay attention to the road – all at the same time.

The sun has been shining for two days in a row.

I feel like a hibernating animal slowly stirring in response to the renewal around me. Every chance I get, I want to go outside.

The wind is bitter in the open, but if you find a sunny, sheltered spot, and lift your face to the sun, you realize that these are days of promise.

We still have lots of snow, but melted rivulets are flowing in all directions and it is not easy making one’s way around. The temperatures are low so one never knows if there is thin ice forming over the melted puddles. I am trying to take carful and measured steps.

But often, I forget to heed caution. I want to run. I often slip, a few times I fell. But it is a price worth paying.

It is still too early for flowers but trees are starting to show early buds. And the birds, they are nothing if not delirious. I hear them in the early mornings and I am happy.

My friends have surprised me with bouquets of spring flowers. Jelena brought me fragrant pink hyacinths, and Cathy a bunch of orange and yellow tulips.

Thank you, sweet harbingers!

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

lillian March 2, 2011 at 1:26 pm

My dear Liliana,
Please don’t run, please don’t slip…be careful of the ice.

Believe me, I know from experience that it is not a price worth paying.
The sun will soon melt the snow and the ice, and spring will truly be here.



Liliana March 2, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Dear Lillian,
please don’t worry about me. I will be careful.
Lots of hugs to you,


John March 2, 2011 at 8:45 am

Lovely images Liliana; you capture the excitement of spring so well. “Delirious” birds, I like that.


Liliana March 2, 2011 at 9:48 am

I am sure it’s even lovelier in your part of the world, John. You are way ahead of us.

I have been reading your early writing, about Noah – The Other Side of Broken -and I have forwarded the link to my friends.

All I can say is that I hope to have your courage hidden somewhere deep inside of me. Your writing is true, honest and beautiful.

How are you?


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