Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Spring Fever...

Hey, I don't know about you, but I'm getting ready for SPRING!!! Put out a Spring flag today, with bright yellow daffodils. I consider daffodils and forsythia a wonderful first sign of Spring.

I have a wonderful memory of this, when my daughters were 4 1/2 (Laura) and 3 (Meghan) way back 17 or 18 years ago!!! The girls were attending the same pre-school, and the Spring theme was very exciting and fun. One thing they were focusing on was "forsythia" bushes, which are everywhere here in New England in the Early Spring, such a welcome sight, with their bright yellow blossoms! The kids were making drawings of forsythia, using tiny scrunched up bits of bright yellow tissue paper as blossoms on the forsythia "branches" drawn on the paper. The word of the week was definitely "forsythia"!!!
Well, driving home one day after picking them up from school, we made a game of spotting forsythias along the way. When one of us saw a forsythia, we'd shout out "FORSYTHIA!!" :o)

After a few miles of this... Meghan says... and mind you, she had a lisp..." Jeeth, God made a lot of forsthythia!" translates to : "Jeez, God made a lot of forsythia!" LOL!

Needless to say, it's always been a fave memory of mine... maybe you had to be there, but it was funny at the time!

What a welcome sight these lovely yellow blossoms are, though, are they not??!