Sunday, March 18, 2012

fog before sunshine

there was fog. 
only a little fog
but a warmness playing with the cool
of the warm days this spring.
and it rolled in for a morning 
and then vanished
as the earth sucked the heat out of the generous clouds.
this winter is now spring, 
and it looks like it's going to last.
for a few days, anyway
and i have started tidying up for it
and wonder what the hell
is going on
what's going on?
in the heat of today
 afternoon in the 70's
a crocus rose, blossomed and almost gave up.
one day.
me, i'm trying to hold on
to remember that change is inevitable
even good
and not to wonder about the 
great melting 
up north.
may there be ice.
may there be health.
there are changes on earth
at home.
~~~
postscript
and peepers began today
~~~

16 comments:

ronnie said...

what in the world is that dried looking plant form? - its eerie and strange and mesmerising...

Velma said...

ahh, ronnie, that's milkweed, well retted, with the unblown seed cluster wet and felling out.

Valerianna said...

Beatufiul, mistiness.

I was out cleaning up today, too. Mostly the mounds of dirt and gravel the plow guy dug up and put RIGHT on my garden in that October storm. Nothing was frozen, so it all went on my garden. I was raking up the gravel around the tulips coming up and swatting MOSQUITOS in March.

Yup, may there be health and balance and if not, may we embrace the change and may it propel us to deep caring for each other and the earth.

Penny Berens said...

Just look at that milkweed seed that's clung there all winter long!
Hoping that warmth is coming our way.

Velma said...

valerie, you said it so well, i admit, i'm a bit spooked
penny, it may take a while to meander east and north!

Long Ridge Farm said...

it has spread east...so I hear from home. TOO early!

Velma said...

hey nancy, are your toes still cold?

DIAN said...

What gorgeous pics. Thanks for sharing them.

It is early Autumn here - the leaves are beginning to change and the mornings are a little colder.

Autumn is such a gentle season here.

neki desu said...

why are changes so difficult to accept? this year seems like one of changes for me.

blandina (aracne) said...

The photo of the crocus is magnificent, it looks like a pianting.
Ah, changes! I agree: so difficult to accept, even if we long for them.

Velma said...

hi dian, it's early early spring, so much so that it's weird. a gift, though
neki, yes! exactly!
blandina, thank you, the color was solace to me.

Fiona Dempster said...

The fog reflects the fog we have lived with these past few days - so much rain around and the mountain is shrouded in mist. I love the crocus - that colour!!! Maybe just a year-change thing not a long-term change. We hope.

Barry said...

V-such change - the uncontrolled beauty of the seasons - beautiful images - love the fog and the contrasting colours of the barn. Go well. B

Velma said...

fiona and barry, the early morning fog is such a treat, these HOT days are odd. you should hear my unresilient students complain about the heat!

Sophie Munns said...

strangeness indeed...

love the mikweed images ... and the sense we get of going walking with you!

Velma said...

sophie, come on over for a walk!
milkweed, i love it.