Friday, March 1, 2013

Spring is an Abstract Notion

It's March 1st and snowdrops, daffodils and tulips are bringing cheer to gardens everywhere it seems, but not yet in Maine. It has been snowing all day, tiny flakes drifting down but not sticking. The days are noticeably longer, the sun higher in the sky and winter's tight brittle grip is loosening. Our signs of spring can be seen in dancing sparkly bokeh and the audible tick tick of melting ice.

Spring's Teasing Dance 01

Spring's Teasing Dance 02

Spring's Teasing Dance 03

Spring's Teasing Dance 04

And so we wait...

Spring is an Abstract Notion

until Winter's sharp edge begins to soften.

Winter's Sharp Edge Begins to Soften


  1. Ha! Dear, kind, neighbor, your take on the local Spring is much nicer than mine:

    My driveway is like one big spilled slushy after three days of rain and snow mix.

    See you around the Post Office. Black flies will be here soon

    1. Hello DED! I was actually just yanking your chain because I know how much you love this time of the year! Our driveway (dooryard) is a quagmire and the wreaths are turning brown and that is why I'm shooting macros!

      I hate black flies...see you at the post office!

  2. Replies
    1. Optimistic Existentialist ~ How kind, thank you very much! Welcome to spring in Maine!


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