What better way to welcome the season than with this poem and sweet Tasha Tudor illustration from the book "First Graces"?
And a lovely postcard from 1920. Don't you just LOVE it when you see a rainbow?
I wish I knew a way to add a clickable link to let you hear a song, too. "Spring, Spring, Spring" from Seven Brides For Seven Brothers , as sung by Michael Feinstein on The MGM Album. We'll have to settle for some of the lyrics:
"Oh, the barnyard is busy, in a regular tizzy,
and the obvious reason is because of the season.
Ma Nature's lyrical with her yearly miracle,
it's spring, spring, spring.
All the henfolk are hatchin' while the menfolk are scratchin',
to insure the survival of each brand new arrival.
Each nest is twittering, they're all "baby-sittering", it's spring, spring, spring!"
I love it.The illustration above is from "Twilight Tales", first published by Rand McNally in 1947. Mrs. Hen and her three little chicks: Cheery Chick, Chatty Chick, and Chubby Chick. I don't think any of them look chubby. Only cute!