Thoughts on the arrival of spring and Mother Nature
After some warm and sunny days in February, followed by daylight saving time, the first full moon in March for the spring season, called the “Worm Moon,” the earth’s ground begins to soften as earthworms reappear along with the return of the robins, also early blooms, budding tree branches and spring flowers appearing. We welcome the arrival of spring!
This year on the shore after the forecast, we woke up to a Nor’ Easter winter storm bringing high winds, sleet, rain and snow to let us know winter is still here and only a few days before the arrival of spring, we had “snow on the daffodils” also added ice and freezing temperatures on all the early blossoms that the spring season brings to all flowers and budding trees. The good news is that most springblooming flowers are very resilient and hardy.
This year we learned again, the wisdom that Mother Nature brings, along with grand life lessons. We need to be reminded of how nature is so special and a gift from God!
As my father, James E. Melvin Sr. (known as Hawke) said many years ago, “People just don’t seem to respect Mother Nature like they used to.” As a native of the Eastern Shore, a waterman and farmer, he learned most everything he knew from Mother Nature and took heed.
Mother Nature is a good teacher! You will learn more by watching and listening to Mother Nature. You must then take heed and see how it works watching wildlife and how they react. You will learn a lot of lessons and appreciate nature with timeless wisdom and energy.
Let us preserve and protect our environment here in Queen Anne’s County and everywhere. Nature remains in a state of everchanging beauty. The enchantment of the sky can be the first marvel of the day bringing never-ending joy.
The first robin ushers in spring.
Early blooming daffodils are covered in ice and snow.