Sunday, February 28, 2010

Spring

Signs of spring
Thaw
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

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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.

2 comments:

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!