Elf spring is just a few days away, and the birds and flowers know it.
I heard the first birdsong of the year just two mornings ago; it was wonderful! It's funny how you forget such a simple pleasure during the long, grim winter... And there are flowers starting to peep up here and there, and the grass is becoming more vibrant and shaggy - despite almost two weeks of solid snow and ice.
One of my favorite elf-spring weekend treats is watching an episode or two from the Complete Beatrix Potter Collection 2pk. I think Bilbo would approve - the tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny has a definite Shire flavour, perfectly appropriate for little hobbits of any age.
who were good little bunnies,
went down the lane to gather blackberries:
ran straight away to Mr. McGregor's garden,
and squeezed under the gate!
The animation is perfect - it looks like Ms. Potter's drawings come to life. A marvelous spring treat!