Thursday, March 22, 2007

spring checkup

I'd like to see you out in the moonlight
I'd like to kiss you way back in the sticks
I'd like to walk you through a field of wildflowers
And I'd like to check you for ticks

~Brad Paisley

The first day Spring has come and gone, the birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming. It just makes you want to get outside and take a walk in the woods, breathing in the fresh air.

Wintertime hiking meant heavy jackets and walking fast to keep warm. Springtime means leisurely strolls, keeping your eyes down, looking for those first wildflowers, violets, trillium.

But pretty flowers are not all you are looking for, because the warm weather brings out other folks too, like the sssneaky sssnakes, annoying insects, and the dreaded ticks.

Like most things worth enjoying, we have to take the bad with the good. Anyone up for a walk in the woods?


Mimi said...

We had a wonderful spring day today also and all the kids start coming out to play. I loved the little poem also especially the part about "I'd like to check you for ticks".


jellyhead said...

Spring has sprung, hey?

Love that poem! LOL

I'd be up for a long walk with you, Susan, if I was able to be there with you. I love long walks and being in the countryside - even if you do have to watch out for snakes, ticks and the like!

Sandy said...
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Sandy said...

Speaking of ticks...we already spotted one!!!

Loved the poem, it was cute and I love those leisurly spring walks, looking for little wildflowers and leaving the coats behind in the closet. Things are turning green around here...Hooray!

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