The Signs of Spring



The morning after the storm, nearly everyone wanted to snuggle back into bed with a book and a mug of coffee. Maybe take a nap.


But Rabbit was up early and heading out for a muddy walk to see what she could find now that it was very nearly almost-spring.


There were busy flocks of chirping, singing birds, of course.


And early leaf buds on some of the trees.


Tiny white-and-pink flowers, still closed for now, foreshadowed the carpet of spring beauties to come.


And there, in a sunny spot at the edge of the meadow: a patch of snowdrops.


(Early March 2024)


Story © Jennifer Singleton / Read+Purr
This is another vignette in my ongoing series of Tiny Garden Stories: peaceful 1-minute tales that let you read like a kid again. Click one of the first two buttons below to go to (or back to, if that’s where you fell down the rabbit hole) either the “Public Garden” archive page or (if you’re a Story Club member) to the members-only “Private Garden” page. Or click the third button to learn more about my Tiny Garden Stories. If you’re new to Tiny Garden Story-land and would like 10 days’ worth of stories from our first year, visit


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