I thought that today, in honor of the first day of Spring, I’d share an excerpt from my book project. I know, I hoped I’d have it ready to send to the publisher by now, but I don’t. I want it to be perfect, and these things take time. So you’ll have to settle for a sneak peek once in a while.
Without further ado:
The Sounds and Smells of Spring
The Meadowlarks sing their unmistakable song.
Calves awaken from a slumber and bawl for their mama.
Running water trickles and babbles its way, under snow, through snow, around snow, through draws, down to creeks, where it may be hidden under ice and feet of snow, but the sound is still the same.
Horse’s hooves make a tell-tale “squish-squish” as they long-trot through muddy gumbo.
Birds chatter at one another- always a happy song.
Hawks and eagles call out over-head as they hunt.
Last year’s dry, brown, grass rustles in the wind, wrested free of its snowy burden.
Thousands of geese honk and squawk as they fly north to their spring and summer homeland.
Bullfrogs sing their song, day and night.
The scent of wild onion carries through the air.
If you sit horseback in a quiet place, you can almost hear the earth as she sings, happy to be free from the gray cold of winter.
Under last year’s dead grass, green begins to show.
The air is fresh and warm…