- The calendar says it is Spring. Finally.
- The line at the local water ice shop was long and eager and full of little children and teens. On the first day of Spring the shops hand out free water ice. We will disregard the fact everyone in line was wearing winter coats.
- There are green shoots sprouting up in front flower bed, which might be the first indications the Spring flower bulbs lived through the winter.
- The snow is mostly a thing of memory except for the remnants of massive snow mounds piled at the edge of large parking lots by commercial snow plows. No worries. We might not see the end of those until August or later.
- And, I can't get this song out of my head: Green the Whole Year Round, a lovely, lovely song written for Celtic Woman by the Irish songwriters David Downes and Shay Healy.
Despite the fact the song is on the Celtic Woman Christmas DVD, I like it just fine for transitioning between a Winter determined-not-to-stop and a Spring which couldn't-come-soon-enough. If you have to have a song living in your head, this would be one to choose, although for me a close second would be the cheerful classic, What a Wonderful World.
Here are the opening lines of Green the Whole Year Round:
My true love sits in a forest glade
In the springtime's golden light
The flowers, they dance in the gentle breeze
And the warm sun shines so bright
And of all the flowers in the forest
And all trees that do abound
The ones that please my heart the most
Are green the whole year 'round