I know it's gardening weather somewhere in the world.
But it isn't quite here yet up in the northeast corner of the states.
But two bulbs are up at my house...the solar powered yard light bulbs... They were exposed and shining a couple of nights ago. We must have finally had enough light during the day to melt back the snow and power them up! Spring at last! I can feel me starting to power up, too!
There is such a sense of shivery excitement when I smell spring, and I smelled it this week. It smells like water and mud here in Maine. Some people smell flowers and green growing things and associate them with spring. But here, it is the smell of melting snow (yes, I believe it does have a smell), and the smell of earth warming up - like cookies just starting to bake (yes, earth smell is delicious).
It has a wet coldness to it. It may still be 30 degrees or less, but the air has changed from dry and flaky to moist and heavy.
What? Baking terms again?
I guess so.
Let's go with that: Spring is yummy!
It's a bit of honey sweetness added to the dry winter ingredients before the whole summer baked batch of cookies comes out of the oven.
It may snow again soon...and even much later. It is snowing again right now. But these snows of March don't last very long and are being changed into Maple syrup even as I write. I can feel the awakening, the powering up.
In the north the seasons' changings are powerful and wonderful...
and somehow full of food and baking images today...
I think I'll make some cookies now,
for Spring's sake.