Well, today, it seems that spring has sprung!

2015 Spring robin!
2015 Spring robin!

Backyard inventory reflected a return of sounds and sights that have been lacking since November:

  • 2 red cardinals
  • 3 brown & orange robins
  • 1 black & white woodpecker
  • 1 sparrow
  • some grackles
  • a chickadee or two

Looking forward to the weekend, despite the caution from weather experts that early spring will be a cool one.

Enjoy the new season! :)

Road sign?

There has been a lot of talk about green the past few days. March 17 will bring out the green in many, regardless of heritage or citizenship. Best to all who are celebrating.

With St. Patrick’s Day in mind, perhaps, responding to a poetry prompt at The Poetry Park site, led me in a colourful direction. This prompt invited responders to use a half-dozen words in a poem format of choice, so here is what I wrote.


a traveler trampled the undergrowth

all bent over beneath his shoes


wet with morning dew

he searched through the green shamrocks

‘til he found one with leaves of four


gently he snapped the stem

then pocketed this symbol of hope for the ages

as he set out on the road

in a new direction

once again


© 2015 Patricia A. McGoldrick