It is amazing the change in things when the sun shines on your life. Your entire being absorbs that light and reflects it out. We have been in a long period of winter and gloomy sky. With the snow on the ground, everything is black, white and gray. I feel like an old bear in the den, waiting for brighter and warmer days.
I took my two shaggy little dogs to the groomer today. They haven't had a hair cut since before Christmas, they like their winter hair in the winter. The hair around their faces I try to keep trimmed, but after awhile they start looking like weird hairy dogs with little heads......... something out of proportion and for an artist that is just wrong! Spring haircuts are a must!
Of course all this sunshine will also bring mud. Something you cannot avoid when living on a farm. The driveway is soggy and the horse barn area is not only soggy, it is also sloppy. I always know spring is really here when the horses start taking mud baths. My white horse turns into a crusted muddy brown thing with legs. I suppose it is partly due to the itching hair that they will start shedding very soon. I once took a picture of them covered in mud, sent it out as a greeting card, the caption was, Spring Has Come! All of my horse friends understood, they had the same in their stables.
Sunshine also brings people who smile more. They too have been locked in their caves, waiting, just waiting for the sunshine to draw them outside. I love spring........... did I mention..... oh never mind, I think I did.