March Slice of Life No. 20.
SPRING ARRIVES TODAY
at 9:15 AM PDT
On the vernal equinox, all over the world, day and night are balanced — twelve hours of light, twelve hours of darkness. And all over the world, the sun rises due east and sets due west. I took advantage of our afternoon sunshine on Monday, and walked around our yard to capture some signs of spring to pair with A.A. Milne’s “Daffodowndilly.”
She wore her yellow sun-bonnet,
She wore her greenest gown;
She turned to the south wind
And curtsied up and down.
She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor;
“Winter is dead.”
around our yard today
the border of our sidewalk / driveway
in my daughter’s backyard
Saucer Magnolia (Chinese Magnolia, Tulip Tree)
southeast corner of our house
This is what clean-up will look like in a couple weeks (not today).
Can you see the bee in the center of the photo?
robins, green grass, no snow
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I’ll admit, I’m jealous. It looks like spring has made itself comfortable near you…maybe too comfortable to arrive here!
This post made me happy! We have no snow here in Stl, but we are not seeing blooms quite as beautiful as those yet. Enjoy your longer days!
Ha! I love love the gorgeous pictures – but I am laughing as I scroll through the comments from all of us longing for spring. I am trying to be patient…
I enjoyed this!
But I think you should choose one of your photos and write your won poem ‘after’ A A Milne!
Lovely use of words and pictures to capture the hopeful feelings that spring brings.
I wrote about spring as well today but my pictures are quite different from yours. Mine are of snow and grey skies! I like your spring better than mine! I would love to be standing among all the blooms. Beautiful – enjoy!!!!
Your pictures have me longing for Spring. Here we are getting ready for our fourth nor’easter and from the reports I’m hearing we will be hit hard.
so sorry – we are having light snow showers today – light being the key word. Hang in there!
Lovely poem, specially the last line “Winter is dead” (yes!), superb photos, what a magnificent tree. I wouldn’t mind cleaning up those petals, all I ever get to sweep up are pine needles!
I can’t wait to see what you are seeing, Alice. Here there’s snow and more coming tonight. NO!!!!
Oh your spring looks beautiful! We still have snow on the ground and possibly another storm on the way. I yearn for the daffodils. I love the poem! Happy spring!
Love saucer magnolias. Can hear my gram saying that. It was her favorite. No signs of spring here, so I really appreciate your.
Hooray for spring! Your photos are gorgeous and are a perfect match for Milne’s cheery poem.
Beautiful photos and such a beautiful poem
So exciting to see the signs of nature’s renew! Looks like spring has sprung for you all. Beautiful pics! Can’t wait for this…so tired of winter.