11 March 2010

anticipation

bright light in the morning these march days and the air is smelling cool and earthy. deep in the woods, huge flocks of crows have been gathering at dawn, cawing and calling to each other, raucous enough to be heard even through still closed windows. the wood pile shrinks. the snow recedes. pine cones fall. the equinox looms. and finally this morning, i go outside without boots.

26 comments:

Kay said...

I like this sentiment...thanks

Fabuleslie said...

I am so glad I found your blog in blogs of note! I am always uplifted by your words and photographs. Your prose is poetic, your images so crisp... the combination so pleasing to my eyes and heart. Thank you.

girl with ribbon said...

love your words and thoughts..and how you say it just makes me feel calm...thanks..

xoxo

nobodybutme said...

duh,,, I can't live this way, gotta have a passport. err, gotta wash dishes first.

Anonymous said...

without boots? It's early mud season around our place!!
Nancy

trish55011 said...

Wonderful blog! I am new to the whole blog scene. I hope my posts are as enjoyable as yours are.

Tone Deaf said...

I really dig this man.

nobodybutme said...

Spring must be wonderful in your place. it's also like dawn in the tropics although were experiencing drought today. refreshing though!

RMb said...

this is beautiful!

Janie B said...

I had a day like that recently. It was the first day in months that I could go into my backyard without boots. Lovely.

J said...

I am glad I came across your blog and now I wait for your posts. I like the way you observe the things around you and put them into words almost perfectly.

hellomynameiszen ©2010 said...

Yum. Sounds like the Northwest United States on your end of the world. I share your excitement for the seasonal change. Spring is my most treasured transition. It makes every year feel like a new possibilty; that change is possible. Starting on the equinox I am going to begin a project which I will blog about called 'ZEN'S Garden'. Your blog reminds me of my own feelings and connection with nature, and it would be nice to know that you are following :]. Keep the pictures coming, they are truely a beautiful thing.

Rhea Izar said...

niceq

April Van Tassell said...

Yesterday it was early, cool spring with sun. Today it's late, cold winter with snow. Yep, that's spring in Eastern Oregon. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about.

But, just as you described, the real indication of spring are the type birds we begin seeing and their behavior. Today I noticed Red Winged Blackbirds at our feeders. And I photographed a big Red Robin in an apple tree. These are two signs of spring around my neck of the woods.

Nolo said...

It still amazes me, you are busy shedding the layers in anticipation for the summer, while I add on the layers in anticipation for the winter...

Little Stewart Family said...

I miss home so much, thank you for writing such a vivid post and almost bringing me home for a few short seconds, it made me smile today :)

ARTISANNE said...

Can't wait to get my boots off! You have a great blog :)

ZEKE said...

I am anticipating too! My daffodils are soooo close to blooming. Any day now. I can't wait to have them in a vase on the kitchen table again.

April said...

great blog!

Judy said...

I found your blog by chance...guess it was serendipitous. I love the simplicity and beauty of it. I can always use a calm spot in my day. I'm just starting my blog about working in Yellowstone Park for 6 months...will be leaving Ohio in April. I hope to have a lot of fun pictures. I will follow you on my trip.

ck said...

I am new to the blog scene also..how lucky am I to have come across your blog...you write like Anne Morrow Lindbergh..in "Gift From the Sea"...simply but with great clarity and wisdom...I will visit you often...Thank You

Ronald Rabenold said...

Nature loosing her reins of our stuffed up souls...thanks for sharing...I can feel the letting go, the new flow...thanks

amalavita1 said...

I share your excitement at the arrival of Spring! It's a renewal not just for the earth but for people as well!

Patty said...

Yay for Spring! Your wording is fantastic, painting pictures in my mind, thanks for posting!

kanmuri said...

I like going out without boots for the first time of the season. It's always a nice feeling. We had a surprise here, tho. After one week of wearing shoes and light jackets, mother nature sent us 40cm of snow...

Cindy said...

Very descriptive-nice and easy. Thanks.