The Other Emergence of Spring

March 16, 2010 · 3 comments

The waning light was casting spectacular shadows on the creek bank that runs between our property and Scott Christensen’s studio, but I just couldn’t quite get the shot I was looking for.

brick-in-snow

Everywhere I put myself, there was something between me and the pristine early spring evening of my imagination.

table-in-snow

Yes, in addition to crocuses, daffodils, and tulips, other things emerge in spring.

It’s called “crud you forgot to put away last fall.”

hose-in-snow

I found this on the pathway to the wood pile. It doesn’t bode well for the iris bed out front.

wheelbarrow-in-snow

In our defense, some of it was sort of organized crud. Not all, of course. That rake should definitely have been put away in the garage with the mice where it belonged. But note the careful placement of the gas container under the table…

birdbath-in-snow

… as opposed to being left in the middle of the lawn beside the bird bath.

pot-in-snow

I suppose it’s part of the delight of spring in a snow-bound country, this re-discovery of precious treasures not seen for six months or so. But as much as I love this little jar, I’m really looking forward to those irises.

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Dad/Mom March 16, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Sandi–a few surprises have….sprung up. :S 🙂

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Sue March 16, 2010 at 4:19 pm

We are hanging out on the porch in shorts, barefoot, grill going, and wine.
You know the visual.
xoxo

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Charlie March 16, 2010 at 2:27 pm

OK – needed the R&K fix – thank you for that. And now it’s time to go fix my bangs, get my nose tweaked and my chin implanted. (so i fit in a little better with the wildlife here.)
love you.

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