Posted tagged ‘spring’

Spring

February 23, 2012

        Tis almost here. I hear spring peepers tonight and banjo frogs too. A balmy breeze wisps by my ears; not a smidge of chill to it. As Russell Moore used to sing in “I’m Leaving Detroit,” ‘I’m going where those southern breezes blow.’ (Me, I get to stay here.) Little springs of green have begun to sprout and the birds wake me up in the mornings. I believe they are bluegrass birds; they seem to sing in three-part harmony.

        I went out this evening to hit some shag balls. It doesn’t even resemble golf, but it is still fun to be out in the sun and the breeze. It reminds me of when my boy was young and would go out with me at dusk to hit a few. He was  a quick study and was good at the game in a few seasons. Like music it’s best to start young. He doesn’t remember not being able to play. Hm. Maybe I’ll be struck with youthful exuberance and somehow learn the game again. Tonight’s wild shot dispersion reminded me of the days of youth when I took up the game. (around 12 or 13 years old.) Hey, I can still be a kid for a while!

        Before the sun sets I sit on the back porch with my wife, have a Coke float, and pick on the banjo. (Just loud enough for my own amusement but not enough volume to bother the neighbors). I’m such a simple man; simple things made me perfectly happy and content. As my daughter always said, “Daddy, you’re so simple you’re complicated to people.”

        Y’all have a blessed spring. It is almost here. Say a prayer for our recently departed here at home who didn’t get the luxury of one more season.

Dr. B

4th of July in Febuary

February 8, 2012

        It might be cold and gloomy but my wife pays it no never mind. She knows I love the 4th, so last night we had hamburgers on the grill, corn on the cob, baked beans, sweet tea; the works. For a while there it was all sunshine and blue skies and winter seemed to slip away. Besides, she’s right; spring is just around the corner. I know this for sure because Bluegrass First Class is next week-end. It is the official start of the spring festival season here in N.C.

        Y’all keep on picking; better times are coming. Let’s see. Where did I leave my Sam Bush Hawaiian shirt last year?

Dr. B