Spring has hit Atlanta! The daffodils and crocuses are blooming and are a promise of what we have been hoping for – warmer weather and the beauty of the blooming time in our city. After collecting flowers for inside the house, what to do on this first afternoon of daylight savings time where there is an extra hour of warm sunshine?
I put on boots and walk to what to see will soon be home for my next door neighbors. The coming of spring is mimicked – for me – in the dirt being dug up and foundations laid for the new homes which will come in no time at all. As a kid I was always fascinated by the hugeness (is that a word?) of earth movers and what they can do. That awe hasn’t dimmed as I see them waiting for tomorrow’s work.
Thankfully the barn on this property was spared. Vines kept from the vineyard are also piled up, waiting to be added to a planned park. In the mounds of earth all around them, where the dirt has been moved to lay the foundation of this neighborhood, they wait very quietly, it seems to me. Waiting for the homes to come – they will be Victorian in design, I am told. Waiting to be in a finished place.
And I wait for tomorrow when the fun of hearing these big machines move around as they prepare the land fills the air & adds to the joy of spring!