Monday, March 23, 2015

a weariness

i'm feeling a huge weariness.
it irritates me.
spring is really coming
 but i am feeling this great
heavy blanket of weary.
it will leave
  as the snow finally leaves for the season.
the land will absorb heat.
 the long days
increase the thaw
 and the punky snow 
 will completely decay,
leaving behind piles of road salty-sand
the crews will shovel up and away.
 this little doe had an entire field.
i wish you could have seen her shake her head
as she found a nice morsel,
corn to chew off the cob,
the leaf went flying, 
but my camera wasn't quick enough!
 there are reminders of flowers in the garden
and the meadows,
if no blossoms yet.
i've been using these black eyed susan seeds
to print with.
that and hosta seed pods
and many more plants,
goldenrod and sensitive fern and aster skeletons
arbor vitae 
there is so very much out there, 
even when thigh high snow kept me on the edges.
who knew i needed to break and maintain trails this year
so that job got away from me.
i have almost enough perfect prints,
for the edition.
and a few not-so-perfect.

14 comments:

mansuetude said...

Such a winter to live

I cut into a lemon earlier and felt sense of fresh n' sunny. It was lovely.

Wonderful images.

Velma Bolyard said...

m, maybe that's why i've been eating lime all winter? thank you for these words.

onesmallstitch said...

Velma, hopefully the sun will arrive soon and its warmth will give you energy.

Heather said...

I always feel inexplicably tired at this time of year, asking myself "Why? I should be energized with the longer days." But maybe this is what spring fever really is it takes time to adjust, to shed the heavy coats and boots and weight of winter.

Velma Bolyard said...

jean, fingers are crossed
heather, good to know it's not only me. change is good but i think my body just plain resists change, no matter what.

Barry said...

V - spring will beacon you. B

Velma Bolyard said...

bm it's surely almost here. supposed to be warmer still today...starting out at 6 am at 20 degrees F is auspicious!

Gardener in the Distance said...

Lovely Velma,
weariness happens, as it happens to me
many times.
It's part of the unreported cycle of life.
God bless you and your punky snow,
Faisal.

Gardener in the Distance said...

Lovely Velma,
weariness happens, as it happens to me
many times.
It's part of the unreported cycle of life.
God bless you and your punky snow,
Faisal.

Mo Crow said...

look forward to seeing your next book Velma!

Velma Bolyard said...

faisal, well, this cycle needs to keep moving along, i want some real rest. of course it is spring break now, and i will get some.
mc, me, too! i hope it's as cool as i want it to be.

neki desu said...

may i suggest chocolate eaten in the sun? it works wonders and it's pleasurable.

india flint said...

Funny how the seasons of change...spring and fall, both induce weariness, reflection, introspection...I'm "fall cleaning". Cos I missed the spring

Velma Bolyard said...

neki, chocolate eaten in the sun...when the sun comes it's below freezing...sigh.
india, maybe i should be cleaning...

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