Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I SEE...SPRING!





Poor brave daffodils tried hard to bloom, it was their time to shine,
But winter’s fingers were still present all cold and icy and blind.
 
Valiant tulips and lilies shot forth spreading their leaves a furl Still winter's breath blew crystals of lace and sharp edged pearls...


The Good Lord knows spring has taken it’s own sweet time getting here, hasn't it? Two weeks ago we had snow. Spring was on hold. The profuse blooming of the daffodils was a nonevent this year. They didn't like the snow a’tall.

This week’s warm south winds have brought in warmth and soft misty rains with days of sunshine. I now have tiny baby leaves on my Golden rain tree. My tulips, which are usually well in bloom by now, spread out their greenery but not a bloom was in sight. I looked at them Sunday and sure enough, there are the buds nestled low in the leaves but they’re on their way. The Day lilies have lost the sickly yellow-green and are now standing six vibrant inches and growing strong side by side with the Iris.

Last Wednesday, not a flowering tree was to be found in the surrounding woods. Saturday the first of the Forsythias started to open and the wild plums have gone, well, wild with overnight blooms. The Dogwoods and Redbud are filled with buds and will be in full bloom by the weekend. 

My Swallows returned this week and is busy repairing the winter wear and tear on their nest. The last flocks of geese were moving overhead to their summer homes this past weekend. The small herd of does is here and in what I call the nursery. The matriarch has her babies here
every spring. Looks like her daughters are about to do the same.  She has had twins the past few years and before you know it I’ll be seeing the fawns running and playing across the road near the pond. They’re so fun to watch.

Everywhere I look I see spring and my heart rejoices as I breathe in the rich warm fragrances of the earth’s awakening.

It’s been a long time coming.


Nothing is so beautiful as Spring –

11 comments:

Elise Fallson said...

Spring has taken its sweet time getting over here too. We have about a week of terrible weather left and then hopefully, things will brighten up over here like in your pictures. (:

Kat Sheridan said...

Spring is my MOST favorite season, and I'm missing it badly this year, stuck in the south, A.K.A. "the land of all the same season". Love your photos, and wishing I was up north to see dreary winter give way to all the bursting new life!

Jo said...

Things are beginning to burgeon here too although we have snow forecast for the weekend. I have seen crocus in bloom, robins pecking in the grass and shoots from the daffodils. Of course I will really know spring is here when the asparagus is up (she says longingly).

JO ON FOOD, MY TRAVELS AND A SCENT OF CHOCOLATE

Jen Forbes said...

Very many of the same things are blooming at my place in Virginia. Happy spring...finally!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sia .. as Elise said .. ours is coming .. we had brief shaft of sunshine today and it's warm!! Forgotten how warming the sun is .. now we're shrouded back in mist .. and waiting for the rain ..

Spring is coming though .. cheers Hilary

Laura Eno said...

When things start to bloom, they explode!

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Karen Jones Gowen said...

I love the spring! It makes me happy!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

We finally have spring here! Although it kinda skipped spring and went straight to summer. 40's last week, 80's this week.

Talya Tate Boerner said...

I love spring! My heart is blooming:))
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Carol Kilgore said...

Love forsythia, and it doesn't bloom down here. Your spring is lovely!

Stephen Tremp said...

Cool Spring pics! I just returned from Michigan and it was cold cold cold. No Spring weather there. And I have a new blog. Hope to see you stop by and say hello!