Just Look Down

It is an 

In-between time 

Where I live

Winter is probably over, but

Do not plant a garden since

Frost is probably not

Not for another month or so

 

Sometimes the day is cool followed by a day that is warm and

Sometimes the day is warm followed by a day that is cool

Damp

Grey

More often than not

Winds from the northeast having shifted from

Winds from the southwest

 

But there is color

Glorious color

All of it less than twelve inches off the ground

 

The daffodils–always faithful–have been here for weeks

Predictable in timing and location

 

Grape hyacinths 

Their slender stalks supporting clusters of luxurious purple

 

Early dandelions 

Hugging the ground with leaf and flower

 

So many more flowers

Their names unknown by me

So much more beauty

If one takes the time to look

 

Just look

 

10 thoughts on “Just Look Down

  1. Love the imagery in your spring poem! Oh, you are so far ahead of us! We have a few inches of green – tulips, daffodils, and daylilies. It is not unheard of to get frost and ice in March, so I am good with the slow growth for now.

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  2. You’re at least month ahead of me. We still have quite a bit of snow, but I know it will be gone all of a sudden. We have the warm days followed by the cold followed by the warm. Our driveway is nearly bare but we still can’t quite see over the snow banks when we leave the driveway. I am so excited to see the early flowers start to pop up!

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    1. I haven’t lived with that kind of weather since I was a kid growing up in Ohio. Here in Alabama we’re not safe from frost for a while, but there are enough spring-like days to know warmer weather is on its way!

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