WELCOME SPRING 🙂
The noise of the drum beats woke up little Seedling . Stretching her hands,she woke up with a start. " Mamma, what's that noise ?"
"The children have come out to play ", said Roots, her mother, stroking Seedling's face . They are welcoming Spring . She has come after a long time . Excited to hear that her Spring had arrived , Seedling jumped out of her bed .
Little Seedling opened the window and peeped out. She was feeling suffocated in her house . She had been hiding in fear of the notorious monster , Snow . She saw her friends playing . She wanted to go out .
The Sun saw little Seedling . " Good morning Seedling . Come out ," said Bunny . " See Spring has come . She won't be here for long . So we must make the most of it. " " But what about Snow ?, asked Seedling , scared. He almost killed me with frostbite . He is very harsh and bullies everyone . "
" Spring has melted Snow's heart. Now she is flowing merrily . See this is Stream ," sun said , introducing Spring and stream to Seedling .
" Don't be afraid of me . I promise I won't harm you, " assured Spring.
"Come on Seedling. Hurry and dress up . Come out to play with us ", shouted Sunshine.
Hi Seedling! ", waved Rose .
" What ! You all are already up so early! " asked a surprised Seedling .
" Yes , it's been a long time we slept . Now we need to wake up and meet. "
Seedling hurriedly wore her favourite green and brown dress and came out to greet her friends . She felt weak and stumbled. " "Don't worry Seedling , we will help you to be strong. " Soon she became big and strong.
She raised up her hands and thanked God for a beautiful life . God blessed her with a long and healthy life . " From now you will be called Tree " , said God .
" Wow ! What a beautiful name . I promise to treat you all to fruits and flowers .
Mamma , I am going out to meet Spring. It's been long since we last met. I also want to meet my other friends , Sunshine and Fresh Air ." Tree shot out to meet her friends .
" Let us become friends , " said Stream extending her hands . She offered sweet and cool water to Bunny , Birdie , tree and Squirrel . She also introduced them to the fishes and the turtle. They all played happily together.
" Next week I am having a party here , " announced Spring. " You must all come ."
Spring had got gifts for everyone . She gave them flowers , fruits , green juicy leaves and vegetables. Butterflies, birds and animals came to meet Spring . They all wore bright and colourful clothes . Sky wore a beautiful blue gown . Sunshine looked pretty in yellow . Everyone jumped into the Stream and splashed cool water on each other.
" Mother Earth looks so different , doesn't she?" said tree one day .
" Yes , she smells devine too ," agreed Birdie.
" I feel so happy and warm" , said mousie yawning. "Winter had been very harsh on us . I hate winter . "
" I hope I am not late for the party", shouted Bear , running towards his friends . " It's only just now I have come to know about Spring . Look how friendly Spring is.
Winter is so cold and unfriendly. She brings Monster Snow along . I pretended to sleep when she wanted to play with me . I don't know when I fell asleep. When I woke up hearing the birdie chirping , I came to know that Spring is here."
Bear ran to hug his friends.
" How long didn't you have a bath , Bear? Gosh ! You smell aweful ," asked Bunny pushing Bear. He lost his balance and fell into the Stream . The other animals followed him . They had a great time playing splashing water on each other. Everyone felt so fresh and clean.
" You are no longer smelling foul ",laughed Birdie and Butterflies , sitting on his back. " "Give us a bear ride."
" I wish I too could move and splash about " cried tree . Clouds heard Tree crying . He told his friend Rain about Tree . " Please shower your blessings on my friend " , requested Clouds . " Sure " .
He came down and played with Tree and his friends .
" Thank you dear Rain for the refreshing shower . I really enjoyed it . I was feeling hot and thirsty . You have quenched my thirst ," said Tree .
The rainbow appeared in the sky .
Hi friends! Hope you all had a nice nap in winter ."
"Yes , I surely enjoyed my sleep , " said Tree .
"Now you have grown big and strong , said Clouds . "
" You look so pretty Rainbow , " said Clouds.
" Thank you dear friends for your compliments, " Rainbow said blushing.
" I am feeling hungry, cried Bear .
The trees threw down their sweet and ripe fruits . Everyone thanked her for being so kind.
" We also have got sweet nectar for all of you , said the flowers . Butterfly and Bear ran to the flowers . Bunny munched on some delicious and juicy leaves and vegetables . " These seeds are all mine , chirped Birdie picking up the crunchy seeds .
The sun shone so gloriously that meadows and fields looked lush and deep green. Little children also came out of their houses . The trees swayed to the beats as everyone danced and sang
"Spring is here now
It's time to wake up
And feel the warmth ."
" It's Easter time folks . I won't come to play tomorrow . Momma wants me to help her with the spring cleaning , " said Ena .
" We will all help you with the cleaning."
Next day Ena thanked everyone for helping her .
"Momma has baked these goodies ," said Ena running in with a basketful of delicious cakes , cookies and pies .
" Yummy ! " said Bear smacking his lips .
" This carrot cake is delicious .It's all mine ," said Bunny .
" This is bad manners , Bunny. You should share this with us, " said Birdies .
" Did you share the seeds Spring gave you ?"
" I am sorry . I was selfish . I won't do that in future . "
" I was just kidding ", Bunny laughed.
The children too had come for the party in the meadows . They clicked pictures with everyone and shared them with their friends .They captioned the pictures ,
"Welcome Spring we all love you."