There are lots of ways that spring announces itself here in the Ozarks.
There are the cherry blossoms, blooming forth one at a time.
There are the pear blossoms, opening up in clusters.
There are the dandelions that spring up on the lawn.
And there are the Weigela blossoms in all their glory,
But one sign that invariably heralds the arrival of spring is the appearance of Jehovah's Witnesses at our front door.
Bow was relaxing in the outer pen today, when there was a knock at the front door. It was two women, and they came bearing pamphlets and an iPad. The pamphlets are an old tradition. The iPad was a new twist. They handed me a pamphlet and invited me to an event celebrating the death of Jesus. The pamphlet they handed me said that at the event there would be an explanation of how "his death can benefit you and your family."
I thanked them for the pamphlet and offered to give them a free book, too, But they declined. They wanted to show me a video about Jesus on their iPad, instead. When I said I didn't have time to watch a video, they said that was okay, I could watch it later on their website. They've gone modern on us!
We parted politely, and I hurried back to Bow with the pamphlet. At first, he looked it over intently, but then he decided to nibble on one of the corners. I highly discourage eating literature, so I took it away.
Anyway, it's definitely spring. No doubt about it!