Jeanne: Spring Fever

We’re getting an early spring here in southwest Ohio–days in the 50’s and 60’s–which is perfect for spotting nesting owls

Great Horned Owl

and for locating woodland ephemerals.

Winter aconite

Snow Trillium

Siberian Squill

So, although my second draft is lagging well behind where I planned and there’s always promotional work waiting for my attention, that’s what I’ve been doing.

Spring fever always makes me think of this poem:

I Meant To Do My Work Today

by Robert La Gallienne

I meant to do my work today—
   But a brown bird sang in the apple tree,
And a butterfly flitted across the field,
   And all the leaves were calling me. 

And the wind went sighing over the land,
   Tossing the grasses to and fro,
And a rainbow held out its shining hand—
   So what could I do but laugh and go?

9 thoughts on “Jeanne: Spring Fever

  1. Love that you caught the owl! My early spring has me shaking my head: the invasive weed hairy bittercress should not be flowering so profusely in SO many areas already. In fact, some had already gone to seed–evidenced by my being hit in the glasses as they launched seeds I hadn’t seen. I so wanted to write in the yard yesterday and tonight, but it’s out into the weeds again, trying to stem this tide!

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