Posts Tagged ‘signs of spring’

You know that spring is coming when there’s still daylight at Porter Square as the evening train arrives, when the chickadee changes its call from “chick-a-dee-dee-dee” to “hear me ” (listen), and when neighbors’ trees sprout sap-collecting cans.

My mother tried maple sugaring one year, but spent too much on stove gas to cook it down slowly.

Asakiyume, are you making maple syrup this year?

I will be looking for other signs of spring soon: motorcycles, lawnmowers, people washing cars in driveways, neighbors talking more, and the first crocus. But I already saw bluebirds. In the dead of winter, believe it or not. They were cleaning off the berries from the deciduous holly bushes. Astonishing!

maple sugaring in the burbs

maple sugaring

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