Saturday, March 27, 2010

Spring is Noisy

Did you ever notice how quiet Winter is? One of the most remarkable experiences I've had living in Pollock Pines is to go outside on a very snowy day and just stand there. It is absolutely silent - even during the day. You can go several minutes before you hear a car or the sound of someone shoveling. The sky is quiet, the leaves are quiet, and even all the neighborhood dogs are quiet. It feels like you are on hold in the middle of life.
Then, somewhere in March, Spring wakes up and starts to make noise. I noticed the other day that the blue jays are awake and they are intent on waking everyone else up as well. Soon, our neighbor will start mowing his lawn every couple of weeks. Another neighbor will probably be using a chainsaw to do some trimming. People are outside planting, burning, and walking those neighborhood dogs.
My mind also wakes up in Spring and it is starting to get noisy in there, too. Primarily, I start to wonder about the Home Show - what do I need to do this year? New photos? New flyers? What will I wear? Will it snow (again)?
At some point, I am sure I will long for the quiet of Winter. But for now, I am enjoying the noise - and starting to make plans for a great Spring. Now if the blue jays would just quiet down enough so I could think...


  1. We also enjoy our time in the foothills. It's the simple things. The other day we were watching a pair of jays attempting to build a nest on the drainspout outside our kitchen window. Each time they would bring a sprig or blade of grass to the pipe, it would fall off the edge. The jay would peek over the edge to see where building foundation went. Ponder. Fly off to start again.

  2. It is quiet when it snows. However, I really didn't think we'd get so much this week. I had only just started yearning for up the yard, setting in new annuals (my gosh, they're buried under inches of snow now) and pulling out my yard art. I even thought we'd be outdoors for our Easter Egg hunt with the grandkids. Well it looks like we all will be indoors hunting those colorful, treat-filled plastic eggs. Love your blog! Keep on blogging!