Invitation Of Spring

Posted: April 01, 1986

Spring arrived so suddenly you might have missed its coming if you had the 24-hour flu. Almost overnight the world has gone from a monochromatic brown to a palette of delicate greens and pinks, vivid yellow and purples.

In the course of just a few hours on Sunday, daffodils changed from tight buds into full blossoms. The warm sunshine and gentle wind offered perfect enticements to plunk down on a patch of grass and watch the transformation. No need for time-lapse photography; things were moving too quickly. No need to explain your peculiar inactivity; after all, it's spring.

Nearby, birds - surprised by the sudden change in weather - sought out a shallow pool of water that had collected on a tarpaulin. They set about noisily splashing and playing in the water, cooling off and doing a little personal spring cleaning. As one finished, the next one began. It looked inviting.

That's the best part of spring. Everything looks inviting.

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