Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A day of happy discovery...

Green Girl's not going to lie to you, folks. Spring is not pretty in Wisconsin. It's muddy and slushy and obstinate. Piles of snow stubbornly remain in the shady spaces. When the snow does melt away, garbage is revealed--blown about by gusty winds when it's not waterlogged in place like clumps of cement. Spring brings into focus empty beer cans and fast food wrappers. Spring looks gray and beige, not pastel and cheery.

But then one day Green Girl looks out her window and sees this:

If she squints, she can see it--barely--the tiny shoots of green. Bulbs! Irises and Tulips! Crocuses and Daffodils!


And suddenly spring seems more hopeful.

9 comments:

  1. Yay! How exciting!

    I hadn't realized how far behind our weather yours is, in terms of bloom times. We've had daffodils for about three weeks now.

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  2. Yay!
    I'm still waiting for the snow to melt...soon. very soon!

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  3. I can't help but say Yay! for you also.

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  4. Don't you just love that? Our crocus just bloomed and tulips & daffodils are just coming up here.

    Bulbs are exciting huh?

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  5. Hooray! I used to live 30 miles south of Wisconsin and know the thrill of the promise of winter's end all too well.

    Crocus stalks can be the most beautiful sight.

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  6. Oh, my goodness, you poor woman...you unfortunate Northerners...

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  7. My daffodils are about 4" high. The crocuses are an inch or two up. And the tulips are somewhere in between.

    Of course, another 2" of snow tonight should kill that little fantasy that next week we'll have actual flowers.

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