The Progress of Spring

Despite the sunny, 60°F day we’re having here in Nova Scotia, I’m starting to wish Spring would be heaped upon us in one fell swoop. It seems like we’ve anticipated the end of wintry weather for months now, not weeks.

But then, if Spring were to arrive while we slept, there would be so much less joy in the subtle progress of the season. Would we appreciate as much the first green tips of snow drops and crocuses as they poke their tiny heads from shadow to light? Would we revel in the slow crescendo of bird song if it were given to us all at once? Would the gradual lengthening of days and shortening of shadows do as much to lift our spirits if it happened in a day?

Plainly, part of the happiness of spring time is the anticipation. And so, we wait.


Author: nancybond

A writer, photographer, naturalist from small town Nova Scotia, Canada.

5 thoughts on “The Progress of Spring”

  1. I love every new spring day and how each transition is executed by nature. It is my favourite time of the year. V

  2. Happy Friday to you, Nancy! I just discovered your lovely blog recently, and am awarding you with the Liebster Blog Award. The Liebster award (German for favorite) is for bloggers with 200 followers or less. As a recipient of the award, you have the chance to thank and link back to the blogger who gave it to you as well as pass it along to up to five other deserving blogs.

    The rules of the Liebster Award are:
    1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog
    2. Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you
    3. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog (you can find it on my side-bar right below my Blog Archive, at
    4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to up to 5 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed
    5. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment at their blog

    Thanks for your uplifting posts.

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