14 March 2006

Spring

As we drove to the Winkel today in Granite City, IL, vicar and I noticed the first greening of spring. And, as my son could tell you, whenever I notice that I HAVE to recite Robert Frost:

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf,
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day
Nothing gold can stay.

5 comments:

Rosko said...

Y'all are having greening, we just got dumped on with 8 inches of snow. Fun!

Harry

William Weedon said...

Now, Harry, generally I LOVE snow, but NOT in March! March is for other enjoyments!

Jason said...

Spring is beginnging to show in the North Carolinas as well. For past two mornings, we have had a light dusting of bright yellow pollen on everything. This is one thing that I would gladly do without.

Southern Illinois springs really are glorious. We always had the best thunderstorms and the temperature usually warms up quickly enough to have early springs.

William Weedon said...

Jason,

Actually, give me a NC Spring anyday! I still remember the beautiful day my youngest was born. My wife and I walked all around the neighborhood to help with labor. The dogwoods were in bloom, the air was warm and the breeze gentle, the flowers were everwhere. I love NC in the springtime. But who are we kidding? ANYPLACE is great when the greening starts. Isn't it amazing how it reaches down deep and fills you with a joy inexplicable?

Rosko said...

There should have been a subtle sarcasm in my comment, but it didn't come across in typing. Being the suth'na that I am, snow really makes me feel out of place, especially in March.

Harry