Spring has sprung – at last!

It seems, of late, that it has taken much longer for spring to arrive. It’s as if the seasons are all about a month behind where they should be. But, that said, it’s a delight to have windows open, the sun radiating real warmth that soaks into you, and birds singing on every branch.

It wasn’t too long ago that the fields were swathed in snow and ice and branches barely showed above the banks on the roadsides. Now, when Harley and I go for our morning strolls, it’s a joy instead of a chore – for both of us. Now, if you look closely, buds are swelling getting ready to burst forth with leaves and flowers and the scents of the season. Spring truly is a time of rebirth and everyone’s mood reflects that. Walking down the street I notice that people are walking more lightly and with energy, smiling greetings at each other – no longer brief and gruff as winter winds drive the cold and damp into one’s bones.

In four days I’m off to Ireland on a Writer’s Retreat with author and workshop leader, Gerard Collins. He’s attracted an interesting group of writers to participate in the event from novices to experienced and published authors themselves. It should be a fascinating adventure and hopefully I’ll finally take the plunge on developing at least one of the book concepts I’ve been tossing around for eons. I’ll try and keep you posted from the Emerald Isle if I can. Meanwhile, get out, breathe deeply and enjoy the burgeoning spring that is just around the corner.

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  1. Kristin April 18, 2017 at 6:14 am #

    Beautiful image and words. I’m sure your patience will make spring all the sweeter! We have been enjoying beautiful spring weather until this last weekend here in switzerland. All of a sudden the snow is slowing creeping down the mountains.

    A writers retreat sounds just wonderful.

    • Images by Ceci April 18, 2017 at 7:41 am #

      Thank you Kristin. I am SO looking forward to the warmer weather that is bound to come soon.

  2. Micky Clark April 16, 2017 at 12:12 pm #

    Beautiful written! So you go to Ireland! Awesome! Wishing you a great trip! What happens with Harley without his mom?

    • Images by Ceci April 16, 2017 at 12:17 pm #

      Thank you Micky. Joel will be home to tend to Harley’s every need.

  3. Mary April 16, 2017 at 8:40 am #

    We will share a coffee or two before you go, I hope. I too will be following your journey and see this adventure through your eyes.

  4. Judi Stiles April 16, 2017 at 7:56 am #

    We will be following your adventure with great interest. Safe trip.

    • Images by Ceci April 16, 2017 at 7:59 am #

      Thank you very much. Hopefully Ireland’s spring is a tad ahead of ours so there’ll be some green on the Emerald Isle!

  5. chester April 16, 2017 at 7:45 am #


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