Sunday, 22 March 2009

the weather just will not cooperate

It might snow tonight.

Disappointing, but especially disheartening since I've been writing a post in my head about the trees for the last few days, listening to them swish and sway in the waning winter winds.

The last few days before Spring arrives? You can hear the trees breathing.

Or maybe it's pining. (Bad pun.) But don't you think the trees have been waiting for the soil to warm and the chemical signals to rush forth that signify rebirth and soft green leaves?

'How much', mutter the branches as they clank together, 'longer? It's been so long.'

We wait,

and curse the idea of snow.

12 comments:

Kraxpelax said...
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Woman in a Window said...

I'm sure my trees were cursing this weekend, motha clucka sonofa fricka SNOW! Again! And cold!

Yes, i like this, their waiting.

Loth said...

I think we finally have spring. The daffodils are out and the trees have stopped dripping! Hope your snow is short-lived

kimmyk said...

i'm waiting for snow again.
it's been too nice here in ohio.
last year at this time we had 20" of snow on the ground...gah.

blackbird said...

We had snow - on the first day of Spring. It was a wee bit disheartening.

M&Co. said...

I've been grousing the last few weeks. WE had 90 degress one day and three days snow! My crocus and daffodils and hyacinths are up so I know spring is almost here for good.

Jen on the Edge said...

This time of year, the weather just taunts us. Two nice days followed by several cold ones. I guess it makes us appreciate the nice weather all that much more.

Chantal said...

Yesterday it was freezing here (well a freezing -2 with a wind, but since last wed was +15 I feel I can complain). I found a few tulips that started to break through in my boarder (around the nasty power box in our front lawn) and I stood guard over them making sure the kids didn't trample them. I need this spring so much. I need every spring so much.

raino said...

i agree. i'm done with cold winter. i need some sun to warm my cold bones.

Mary G said...

I love your description of the wind in the trees. Lovely!
Ours, too, have frozen toes. We need a warm rain. Today is sunny and below freezing. Beautiful, but.

witchypoo said...

Didn't snow much last night, but today is making up for it. Looking for shoots in the garden, instead I found a pigeon that was partially eaten by a neighbourhood cat.

Ree said...

I have a couple of maples that are BURSTING with stuff - just waiting to break out in leaves.

And it was 25 this morning. Ugh.