Posts Tagged ‘Spring

When the whip-poor-will calls

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Dropped the girls off at the kennel this morning, so I’m spending this Saturday alone…doing the laundry and cleaning the house…in preparation for my trip tomorrow…want it to be clean when I get back. Opened all the windows this fine Spring day. This morning, I drove ‘up the hill’ to visit my neighbors. Randy said that the ‘old folks’ used to say that when you hear the whip-poor-will call, that means Spring is here. I heard the whip-poor-will early this morning. I’m sure we will still get some cold snaps…but a change of  season is definitely in the air. It’s been in the eighties most of the week.

It’s funny how I expect the dogs to react to everything that I do around the house. And it’s strange to look around for them out of habit, expecting that they’ll investigate every little thing that I do…especially in the kitchen, where there’s food….or when I open the front door.  But today, I’m missing their presence. All I’m hearing are the birds outside…through the open windows…letting me know that Spring is here.

Just a reminder…there’s a celestial two-step going on lately. Look to the west after sunset…you’ll see Venus and Jupiter doing a do-si-do  through the heavens. And there’s a beautiful crescent moon thrown in for the asking. Tomorrow night…I’ll be checking it out from the West coast.

Tinker & friend

Written by Jim

March 17, 2012 at 2:58 pm


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There’s a sweet sense of anticipation in the air this evening that I’ve never experienced before. This mid-March day was marvelously warm with the temperature in the low eighties…and this evening so quiet…so still…already laced with a gentle chorus of crickets and the occasional twittering of chipping sparrows settling in for the night. The bare branches of the sweet gums have a fullness to them against the paling light in the west…their leaves ready to unfurl…to begin again their discourse with the sun. It’s as if nature is whispering…that something is coming…something very good.

This evening…I’m simply content to accept the blessing, and be a fortunate witness of new beginnings…

Written by Jim

March 14, 2012 at 8:23 pm