the greening

Like I said, “The good part about having such a harsh winter is that spring will be all the more wonderful for it.”

And it’s true. The extended forecast for the next two weeks isn’t supposed to dip below freezing, and with this knowledge, I feel my shoulders relax. With every passing day, the yard and surrounding fields are slowly changing from crunchy brown to fresh green. Buds are nuzzling the air. Flowers are popping up. The tops of the forests are still prickly brown, but there is a haze of green in the undergrowth. It’s beautiful. It’s Spring.

“She turned to the sunlight
    And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
    “Winter is dead.” 
-A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young


  • Anonymous

    Beautiful pictures! I'm quite taken by the one with the single white flower. Any chance I could have permission to use it as my banner on facebook? (No problem if the answer is no. I understand fb is rather proprietary about all photos posted these days.)
    -Greta B.

  • Suburban Correspondent

    What a relief! The whole house feels bigger, now that out of doors is so welcoming and the winter dark has gone away. I feel like a sun worshiper lately.

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