Saturday, January 29, 2011

Spring is seeping north....


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!

6 comments:

Kay McKenzie Cooke said...

That's lovely! Meanwhile we mourn a summer that has got lost somewhere along the way ... (Maybe we will have a beautiful autumn - we often do. I'm hanging out for that!)

flaubert said...

Joyce, I miss the change of seasons.
Nice write.
Pamela

Norma said...

What a lovely photo--so needed on this bone chilling day in Ohio.

Thanks for visiting my blog!

silverlight said...

2-28-11
thanks joyce for dropping by.
I only now saw your kind messages.
oh, really, too old for teaparties?
One time a tiny girl ask me to play, I gently decined. and I have been sorry ever since.
Teenagers think they have too much concequence.

Jo A. T.B. said...

I say Think Early Spring!! Our ground hog Phil predicted an eary Spring. Tulips are coming too! Hugs!!!

Annie said...

Pretty Queen Anne's lace. See very little of it around here. This is a pleasure to see.