“Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.”

Happy First Day of Spring!

We welcomed spring this morning by watching the sunrise on the beach. We arrived about 6:15, and when we got out of the car, the smell of the ocean filled the air the way it does on some mornings. A bank of fog covered the houses behind us on the bay, but the ocean was clear. It was the warmest first day of spring I can remember. At first, we were the only ones on the beach. There we were, theย  three of us, sitting in our beach chairs as if it were a summer day. The sea was so calm you could barely see the waves touch the sand. Behind us were squawking ducks while over the water were seagulls making all sorts of noises. I watched the birds dive into the water hunting breakfast. The sky was pink, and the pink was reflected in the water. Clare hunted shells so we could have a memento. A woman and her dog went by us down to the jetty at the end of the beach. She was throwing a tennis ball, and he was running with such joy I swear the dog was smiling.

We saw the sun start to rise when the tip first appeared, and it was glorious, all red and so bright it made us see dots before our eyes. As the sun got bigger, it seemed to get brighter and brighter. The water was so calm it reflected every bit of the light, and on it we could see the red as if a broad road led from the sun. Canada geese floated by us and several others flew right over the water toward the rising sun. We sang our welcome spring songs and took pictures of each other. It was a glorious morning which ended with our traditional first spring breakfast.

On the way home from breakfast, we couldn’t see Scargo Lake because the fog was so dense. I love foggy mornings, and I loved this morning with all its beauty, color and tradition.

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12 Comments on ““Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.””

  1. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    Your First Day of Spring morning sounds perfect!

    My first day of spring dawned clear and bright and mild. The doors are all open and Rocky is out on the front porch watching over the neighborhood. I’m having corned beef and cabbage (without the cabbage but with the carrots, parsnips, onions, potatoes, squash and turnips) for breakfast because it’s there and is easy and it’s good. I’ll call it Corned Beef Hash: The Prequel. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Nothing is planned for today so I will do exactly that.
    Enjoy your day.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      The morning was warmer than I can remember on the first day of spring, but the day didn’t follow through. It got chillier.

      England, Ireland and the US are about the only countries I know which eat different foods for breakfast than they have the rest of their meals so whatever you want is perfect! I like cold pizza if I have it.

      I went to the store for a few things as my fridge looked as if this was an abandoned house. That was all I did all day!

  2. olof1 Says:

    What a fantastic morning You had! I wish mine would have been the same. Well I came close to the ocean actually but I went to Gothenburg this morning because my step son called last night, he has meningitis.

    They caught it early though and he’s already a bit better than yesterday thankfully. He still has hallucinations but now at least he know what they are ๐Ÿ™‚

    But the day was the warmest so far this year and I took some photos on my way home, some I show today and the rest will be shown on Thursday.

    Have a great day!

    • katry Says:

      It was the best o all mornings. The sun was so beautiful it almost defied description.

      I’m glad they caught it as that can be very dangerous.

      Finally you get some warmer days!

  3. Hedley Says:

    I put the screens in this morning, opened the windows and now all of Oakland Township is enjoyed the FAB new CD from The Shins,”Port of Morrow”….oh my, put on you best summer frock and dance overto Best Buy with $9.99 and be ready to be enchanted.

    The Shins are coming to a town near you, please don’t miss James Mercer and gang…

    FAB! FAB! FAB! (ok, I like it a lot)

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      I went to Amazon and downloaded the album but haven’t listened yet. My speakers are being a bit funky so I have to figure out what is happening.

      I will let you about my enchantment!

  4. Zoey & Me Says:

    Amen to that. We had an unusual landing of probably a hundred heron this morning at the lake that is center on the college campus. I think a lot of kids missed class. They sat on the water waiting for the lead bird to give the magic speak to take flight. It didn’t happen while we were there but a student I know said it sound like a roaring jet when they all lifted off the water.

    • katry Says:

      I would have loved watching that, and if I were a kid, that beauty would be worth missing class!

  5. Bob Says:

    Spring arrived with bang in North Texas. This morning the rain was still falling when I woke up and I didn’t even go outside to get the newspaper. The storms had started last night about nine and it rained steadily with booming thunder and lightning storms until I left to drive to work at seven thirty. Flash flooding closed several major low lying intersections which only flood between April and June.

    • katry Says:

      I do love a good thunder and lightning storm, and we usually get them in the summer.

      I’m sorry about the flooding. You have had one heck of a year!

  6. Coleen Says:

    Hey Kat!

    Glad you had such a good day. Ain’t the ocean grand?



    • katry Says:

      Hi Coleen,
      The ocean was beautiful and calm. The air was filled with sounds and smells, and the morning was perfect!

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