Thursday, 10 February 2011

Can You Feel Spring?

I haven't had much to say for a while. I could offer excuses but nothing that would hold up in a court of law. I don't like to spend too much time at a screen but I do read and enjoy some of the blogs out there. Finally I feel guilty enough to put finger tip to keyboard to belt out a post.
Most of the blogs I read are from the northern hemisphere where we are all looking for signs of the arrival of spring, at least that is the theme on the minds of the type of blog I get attracted to.
I am an avid follower of Griz and his Riverdaze blog where I meet many of you and we are educated, informed and entertained by his powers of observation. He mentioned in his latest post how he "feels" as much as "sees" a sunrise or sunset. Let me just say that here Lady and I can feel rather than see signs of spring at the moment, but we keep looking.


  1. Nice to see you again - that's a very fetching photo of you Lady! There are very definite signs of Spring here in the UK both, I can feel, hear and see them. The herons are back and starting to build and there is quite a bit of birdsong in the woods each morning, lots of new shoots appearing - bluebells, wood avens, honeysuckle leaves. There are snowdrops and crocus in my garden - oh, yes Spring is definitely very close now.

  2. Great to see you back, Tramp. While I certainly respect one's need and right to back away from the computer from time to time, I want you to know that you have been missed. The winter has been brutal thus far in almost every region of the United States, including South Carolina, where I am spending a few months. It won't be long, however, before the crocus will be coming up and our spirits will be lifted. Hang in there, my friend, and have a good day.

  3. HI TRAMP-

    So good to see you and the lovely picture of 'Lady' frolicking about in those icy waters brrrrrr
    I too love the Grizz and how he communes with nature on every level, with every sense and kind understanding of all that surrounds him. Glorious.
    Love to you and smooches to 'Lady'.
    p.s. I don;'t know if you are on FaceBook - Gracie-Blue has her own FaceBook page and she has friends too (Rufus and Dino from Italy) - perhaps 'Lady' would like the same?

  4. Rowan
    Oh to be in England now that February is here...

    I certainly try not to miss your posts, they inspire me to look again, think again, read again, feel again.

    After a mild weekend, the only place the snow has hung on is at the edge of the forest. It was a lovely sunny frosty morning, great to be out.
    I hope that your visit to the neurologist went OK and I'm glad you got your wood in. (I read the comments on Grizz's blog so I am educated, informed and entertained).
    I am not a Facebook user, many seem to get a lot out of its use but I'm a bit concerned that I would spend too much time there.

  5. Nice to find a post from you this morning, Tramp! Hope all is well.

    I really like Grizz's blog too. I've followed it from the beginning. As well as its many other sterling qualities - the sentiments, the photography, the humour - I find, above all, it has enormous character.

  6. SW
    All is well, thanks. I have been to physiotherapy over the winter and the exercises have helped immensely. Walking, albeit a bit slower, is also a great physical and psychological help; but I suppose that's no surprise to you.
    I hope Grizz's ears are burning, they should be. At least it will keep him warm while struggling up the icy path to the mailbox.

  7. Plenty of signs round our way, Tramp. You and lady would have a lot to sniff at and explore. Benno won't mind taking lady to his favourite places.