Spring is coming

Yesterday was the first day of Spring. Gray whales are back, feeding on the side of our island. Trees are blooming, my weeds are back to growing. Dog and horse are shedding. Little J is going to bed a bit later. The day is longer. I am nervous about wearing short sleeves.

I think there is no going back. Even here in the Pacific NorthWest there is hope that winter is coming to an end. I for one am ready. Bring it on!

Little J’s friend C came to visit yesterday. He told me this morning: Mommy, she told me it was the first day of spring. I told her she was wrong. It was the last day of winter.



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  1. Susan March 21, 2012 at 19:30 #

    Twitter: smushyfacebaby
    oh, how i love that poem and the newness of spring. thanks for reminding me!
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  2. Galit Breen March 21, 2012 at 19:36 #

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    Beautiful, lovely, and all that is good.

    (Your photography is just stunning, girl!)
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  3. Jessica March 21, 2012 at 19:48 #

    Twitter: fourplusanangel
    So gorgeous, the photo, the quote, your little one.
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  4. Just Jennifer March 21, 2012 at 19:55 #

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  5. Kerstin March 21, 2012 at 20:11 #

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    aawwww how cute is Little J ?!?!?! I wish it was the last day of winter here already…. I guess it’ll come eventually. Stasha, I really LOVE your pictures.
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  6. [email protected] March 21, 2012 at 20:12 #

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  7. RoryBore March 21, 2012 at 20:16 #

    Twitter: rorybore
    love, love, love me some Longfellow! what a great description — it actually happened here today.
    unfortunately it was my newly sprouting crocus!
    I guess they were too excited.
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    • Stasha March 21, 2012 at 20:28 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Ups… They are cute, your kiddos!

  8. Runnermom-jen March 21, 2012 at 20:25 #

    Twitter: runnermomjen
    Gorgeous picture!! And that bonus just had me let out a big awwww. Little J is just SO smart! Hallelujah for the “last day of winter”.
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  9. Susi March 21, 2012 at 20:28 #

    Twitter: bocafrau
    From all that I’ve read lately it seems exactly what Spring is doing in parts of the country that don’t have perpetual summer. Lovely quote. Your son is precious.
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  10. Bruna March 21, 2012 at 21:10 #

    Twitter: beeswithhoney
    Bring on Spring baby! I’ve been waiting for it forever :) Love the blossoms :)
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  11. [email protected] March 22, 2012 at 04:38 #

    Twitter: bestillaminute
    “The last day of winter”. Love it!

    We barely had a winter here this year at all though spring is no less amazing! :)
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  12. Mark March 22, 2012 at 05:06 #

    Twitter: Rsimplelives
    Let’s try to remember to enjoy our blessings.
    Sorry, don’t know where that came from.
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  13. Barbara March 22, 2012 at 06:10 #

    Twitter: babspinfrance
    Such an amazing picture and a great poem. I’m so excited for Spring.
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  14. Margarita @ Las Vega March 22, 2012 at 07:00 #

    Twitter: Rooms101
    In my native town in Bulgaria there is annually held contest on March 21st – “Miss Kyustendil Spring”. This is a tradition where we choose the most beautiful girl, symbol of spring and fertility. The event has both pagan and christian elements, combined with contemporary art.

    • Stasha March 22, 2012 at 09:16 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      That sounds like fun Margarita. As long as they don’t sacrifice the girl at the end ;)
      I come from SLovenia and we still have a lot of pagan traditions. It is important and shows nations heritage!

  15. [email protected] March 22, 2012 at 07:32 #

    Oh, Little J…Happy Spring!
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  16. Bridget March 22, 2012 at 07:46 #

    Twitter: twinisms
    It’s 3 degrees here…BUT it FEELS like 12, so spring is clearly here too;)
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  17. Ally March 22, 2012 at 08:28 #

    Twitter: normalmomally
    Last day of winter – how cute is he?
    I really hope spring is ready to burst – I am ready! And I want to come see the whales!
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  18. Bits of Bee March 22, 2012 at 08:49 #

    Twitter: Bitsofbee
    I love it – with a laugh and a shout and a hand full of flowers. I also love the “I told her she was wrong, it was the last day of Winter”. So sweet and so well written (and I love the beautiful photo too!).
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  19. Linda Medrano March 22, 2012 at 09:00 #

    I love that gorgeous photo.

    Spring is a place I wish I could live year round. There’s such a feeling of renewal and hope! Summer and it’s long hot lazy days is fine, but looking forward to it in the Spring is the best of all.
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    • Stasha March 22, 2012 at 09:25 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      I never much cared for spring as a kid because it meant the end of skiing season. But now I love it for the same reasons you do.

  20. JDaniel4's Mom March 22, 2012 at 12:42 #

    It feels like we have had spring since December here. I do love the quote you chose. What a word picture!
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  21. Deirdre March 22, 2012 at 13:07 #

    Twitter: ladiesholiday
    Beautiful blossoms!
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  22. ava March 23, 2012 at 03:26 #

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    Beautiful cherry blossoms!!
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  23. Amanda March 23, 2012 at 08:40 #

    Twitter: lilahbility
    Hurray! I’m really looking forward to warmer weather and sunshine. It seems as though it has been a very looonnnng winter around here.
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  24. Terri Sonoda March 23, 2012 at 11:07 #

    Twitter: tsonoda
    Love Longfellow’s poem! Love the photo. Your words about your world are so poignant. Touched my heart. Thanks for sharing with us, Stasha.
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  25. gin March 25, 2012 at 04:56 #

    Twitter: lifeastophsmama
    Beautiful photograph…and gray whales are back? It sounds like you live in a truly magical place.
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  26. Liz March 27, 2012 at 07:48 #

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    Divine image & great quote! I’m loving watching my US blogger friends landscapes change from white snow to blue skies and beautiful blooms :)
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  27. Leighann April 1, 2012 at 11:02 #

    Such a perfect photo to match with your quote.. but I don’t think you could take a bad photo.

    Love the way you said it was the last day of winter!
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