Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Slick's Place


For the Bunyans, in far away frozen Minnesota: Spring is well on its way. Alleluia! Keep your eyes open! Here is a bud pushing through toward spring, photographed a few weeks ago at Slick's place. Annie Dillard says spring is seeping north at 14 miles a day. Today it was 54 degrees here. At 14 miles a day, how long do you have to wait? Annie Dillard says, "I don't want to miss spring this year. I want to be there on the spot the moment the grass turns green...I see it from a window, the yard so suddenly green...I could envy Nebuchadnezzar down on all fours eating grass."

The glaciers in your front yard will soon crack to water in the sun. Until then, throw another log on the fire and settle in. And think of me, down on all fours, eating grass!

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8 comments:

wendy said...

58 degrees here today!! Not quite spring yet...But I feel it....and it feels GOOOOOOD!!

pepektheassassin said...

I know you are down on all fours eating grass, too! It's just the sort of thing you would do!

Nienke said...

Still a little chilly up here in Canada. However, spring is less than 2 weeks away! It's going above freezing this weekend, and that's enough for me, for now, having walked the dog in subzero temps for the past few days.

Tammy said...

My bulbs are blooming in CA so I'll blow spring your way.

Pam said...

I thought spring was coming but it's below zero here and dropping. A very nasty cold snap. Aargh!!!

pepektheassassin said...

But it's coming--14 miles a day!

chiefbiscuit said...

I like to hear about the yearnings for spring - altho it's a fact isn't it? It's officially spring where you are??? It's officially autumn here.

pepektheassassin said...

Well, Chief, there's still some snow on the ground, but it was 64 degrees here yesterday. I think spring begins officially on the 21st of March. The valley snow is melting fast.

Autumn is good.