Thursday, March 03, 2011

More signs have appeared!

More signs of spring in my yard:

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The peach tree, which just this weekend didn't even appear to be considering blooming anytime soon, has adorned herself in a lovely new pink frock!

Down the street in the yard on the corner:

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Forsythia!

And across the street, juuuuust beginning to break buds:

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Redbud tree!

Yay! It's like the end of Miyazaki's Princess Mononoke, when the Forest Spirit re-inhabits the brown, dead land and you see the gradual creep of green become more and more colorful and lush on the faraway hillsides. I'm not trying to rub my northern pals' nose in it -- I'm just sending encouragement to the troops behind enemy lines that reinforcements really ARE on the way!

4 comments:

Chick Voice said...

you know this makes me crazy......we're still weeks away from ANY sign of life. March is my least favorite month. Guess I should start planning a March Texas trip!

Gradual Dazzle said...

Dearest Chickie... come on down!! :) Yes, March in Des Moines was particularly dreary and tiresome. I actually think it was March of 2006 that finally did me in, when I just couldn't bear the gray chill for a single moment more, and I headed south to hunt for a warmer teaching job. :)

Anonymous said...

Have spent some time catching up with your blog. Yes, the signs of spring are maddening because we know there is one more freeze just waiting to get our feet and hands one more time. Love the pictures! You are amazing. I am creating a special artist friend category for you because (let's face it) you just do not fit in any box:) When are we going for an appletini?

Leo Emery said...

I am total jealous, I live in Canada and right now I could still set up the Christmas tree and no one would be the wiser.

It says spring is here on the 20th, but I'm not so sure, brrrrrrr