Spring Is on Its Way

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Yes, it’s still cold out, it could still snow, and Patty’s garden looks like something left over from the Day of Fire–but Spring is on its way.

Yesterday we had robins, this morning they were singing, and just now I spotted the first little shoots of daffodils coming up from the ground. God has not forgotten His promise to keep the seasons coming.

Warm weather–well, sort of warm: less cold–means that soon I can start writing another book, as soon as the Lord gives me a starting-place. I can hardly wait to see what that first image will be; and I have no idea at all where the story will take me next. I do love those surprises.

Anyway, before you know it, we’ll be seeing baby squirrels coming out of their nests, little green shoots popping up all over, and snowdrop flowers on the front lawn.


About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

10 responses to “Spring Is on Its Way

  • Unknowable

    Here in AZ, we are having the longest winter in memory.

    • leeduigon

      We had one little snowstorm before Thanksgiving and that was that. It seems to be snowing everywhere but here.

      Good weather, though, for thinking up long-ago actors to star in “Bell Mountain.”

  • Phoebe

    This is going to sound Grinch-ish, but here goes anyway. Every year in central Ohio, the daffodils come up early and everyone rhapsodizes about the arrival of spring. Then we have a hard freeze for a couple of weeks, often with intermittent snow. The daffodils die. Everyone is astonished and woeful. Then and only then does the second round of daffodils come up and spring finally begins to peek around the corner. Everyone is astonished again. Every year this happens. And every year people are astonished.

    I might add that I point this out every year. And every year people are astonished to hear me point it out. 🙂 🙂

  • Erlene Talbott

    From where I sit, there is not the slightest indication that spring is anywhere near. My son is on the roof removing snow before it can cave the roof in. Most neighbors are doing the same. sigh… It is still snowing hard, highway traffic is at a crawl, animals are hiding in sheds, and on it goes. A daffodil would have to be 6 feet tall to make it through the snow.

    • leeduigon

      New Jersey and Idaho have very different climates. We have the ocean and no Rocky Mountains–makes a big difference.

      Gee, is everybody gonna be mad at me for saying spring is coming?

  • Erlene Talbott

    Not mad at you, Lee. Just a little sad that we don’t have the same good
    weather as you do. I am getting way too old to fight this battle again.
    I wish you well, not mad.

  • thewhiterabbit2016

    Sounds like our Blog Leader is having Spring Fever 🙂 The daffodils are blooming here in Arkansas. Hoping for an early Spring like the Groundhog predicted so Lee can get back to his novel writing. This weekend I received my copy of the “Chalcedon Report” and the lead article is by Lee Duigon!! He goes into detail about how he goes about writing his Bell Mountain books. They all began with a dream he had – wow!

  • Erlene Talbott

    Extraordinary! Keep them coming, Lee.

  • Joshua M. Swanson

    Yeah, I like spring… but after that, summer… yurk.
    I like winter the best.

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