Posted by: ktzefr | March 25, 2013

What happened to Spring?

winter is over — now…

life’s star prances the blinding blue

from “Spring” by E.E. Cummings

Where is the groundhog when you want to strangle him?  The crocus and daffodils are blooming, for goodness sake.  The snowball bush has clusters of buds.  The maple tree has been trying to force open those pink buds for the last three weeks.  And now this…

Snow in March; Photo:KFawcett

Snow in March; Photo:KFawcett

 

Early this morning I saw a multitude of birds at the feeder.  I wish I could get a decent picture of the cardinals against the snow, but they’re quicker than I am.  The squirrels came, too.  Then, just as I was putting the camera away, a fox ran across our yard, sending the birds and squirrels into the trees.  There was evidence that the resident bunnies had been out earlier.  I hope they stay safely in their dens for the rest of the day.   

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Footprints in the snow; Photo:KFawcett

I’m tired of the cold, but as Cummings reminds us…

“…winter’s not forever, even snow

melts;and if spring should spoil the game, what then?”

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Responses

  1. Hey, Katie: I’m soooo with you! We know Spring’s around the corner and it’s too bad we can’t race faster to the finish line but it soon will arrive!


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