Sunday, February 28, 2010


Signs of spring
Over the land freckled with snow half-thawed
The speculating rooks at their nests cawed
And saw from elm-tops, delicate as flower of grass,
What we below could not see, Winter pass.
Edward Thomas

The snowdrops were photographed in Brighton more than two weeks ago. There are signs of spring all around, but the winter's cold and rain don't seem to want to pass. I long for the spring and all it brings: the warmth, the blue skies, the sunlight, the promise of new discoveries and accomplishments, the lifting of the soul, the renewal.


Annie said...

Oh, so very far from that here....

What a lovely photo.

I once lived in Seattle, where there was a long and lovely springtime. Snowdrops and primroses.

In the end, I realized, though that the trade-off was a very paltry summer, indeed. I suppose I'll just wait a little longer....anticipation is building!

artfulstarfish said...

We probably have signs of spring too, but you can't see them under the snow ha ha. I can't take the wait!