Today I love the sound of wolves howling in the wild, the laughter of coyotes as they slip through town, the indignant screeching of jays as they claim some piece of territory only to be shooed away by the cheerful chickadees who know not why the blue jays squawk, having decided long ago that life was for enjoying and not complaining about. I love the sounds of the natural world around me when I am out in it, and I especially love the sound of it when it is muffled and softened with late spring snow like we have today, blanketing everything with one last load of nutrients for the land. I love Spring’s changing moods, love that every thing has a reason, love that spring snow causes humans to fertilize their moods and affords them the opportunity to experience the joy of seeing it disappear after many of them have mulched themselves sufficiently in emotional compost. I love that today we will be rolling around town in the truck because the car has summer tires on it. I love that I feel sorry for having written that last line, but not sorry enough to redact it. I love that there is every possibility that we may end up making snow people today just for the fun of it and because what else would make me happy during a snowfall in May?
Today I love that we will be delivering some of our chives from our chivery to a couple of friends today when we go to pick up our groceries. I love that we get better at finding our way through what we need to do with each passing week. I love that although we are still on hold for major work here in the renovation house, we have a lot of what we need to move forward and we may just take care of some of that after this weekend is over. I love that we have had some good ideas that have changed some of our plans while we were in slow down mode and now the end result is going to be even better.
Today I love that I learned that lilac blossoms are not only edible but apparently taste quite a bit like they smell, who knew. I love that we have been eating dandelion greens for the last few days, and though I am not so very fond of them, they remind me of kale which I’m also not thrilled with, they are, like kale, perfectly edible and nutritious and I can get past them, just not without a bit of good natured grumbling. I love that we also found out that hosta shoots are edible, and that we already knew about some lily blossoms and also about nasturtiums, can you imagine how colorful your salad could be?
Today I love sipping my coffee, looking out over the snow and imagining what wonders we might be able to eat from our unsprayed lawn in the coming weeks and months, this could be quite an adventure.