Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Waking Up



The calendar says late winter, but the sun beguiles and charms. I drop my bag of marking, pick up my camera and head outside. What is that I feel on my back?

Warmth. Faint, but definite. I close my eyes and turn my face upwards, bathing in warmth. I cannot help but smile.

Oh, look! The first forsythia bud is opening. Soon there will be a flurry of gold. 


An unnamed and soon unloved weed displays a starry cloud that provides for it a short reprieve from yanking.


Fragrant rosemary opens purple to the light, awaiting the bees. Like a slow awaking from a heavy sleep, earth stretches and sighs, slumbers a bit, and stirs some more.

"Soon," she mumbles, "I'll be there soon." 



19 comments:

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Ahhh the early touches of spring - so sweet.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I see that we are of like minds...seeing signs of spring. Your photos are so pretty, these aren't flowers that I can grow which makes them even lovelier. Gardeners always seem to long for unobtainable plants..peonies, oh how I wish I could grow them. Here in my hot climate that just will never happen. LOL

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Wonderful images, Lorrie, as always! Spring is definitely advancing there.
Also here the calender says late winter, and we have about two feet of snow now and more coming. :)
Wishing you sunny and warm spring days!

Barbara Lilian said...

How we all love those first buds opening a sure sign Spring is on it's way. We still have persistent rain, the ground is so wet I can't plant my new roses. I'm longing to be able to sit outside to drink my morning coffee. This time last year we had been enjoying many days of warm sunshine. Enjoy your warm sun.

Helsie said...

Ah! Well I hope that means it's going to cool off here soon !

podso said...

Your post bursts with sunshine. I'm sure you are especially noticing it after all the rain.

Jill said...

Oh goodness, the rosemary....I can smell it from here! You are closer to spring than we are!

Elizabethd said...

My forsythia is just, only just, coming into bud. Soon it will be a sunshine bush!
There are little bits around the garden which lead me to think that maybe Spring is nearly here.

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful! I love Forsythia. I should buy one. I wonder if the deer will like it. Enjoy your reprieve from the rain.

Debby Ray said...

Beautiful images (and words) of the beginnings of spring...yay! Love that first shot especially of the forsythia!

Jacob William said...

Very beautiful. xoox Su
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Happy@Home said...

Beautifully shared, Lorrie. The earth's awakening. Always a welcome time of year, especially after the cold and dormancy of winter. Our first flowers are still a week or so away. My green thumbs are getting itchy.

happywonderer.com said...

My forsythia is really showing it's color. I'm seeing so many buds and flowering bushes already. The sunshine has been lovely these past few days...

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Sure is a beautiful sight and I can't wait to see these things in Ontario. Enjoy that warmth of the sun.

September Violets said...

Such a nice way to wake up! Beautiful photos and lucky you to be seeing these blooms already. I wonder, do your students know of your blogging? You write beautifully.
Wendy

ann said...

The daffodils and tulips have poked through the ground. The snow is gone. So, the continent is waking up. It's about time.

Marilyn Miller said...

Everything is coming alive in the gardens and for sure even the weeds. I have already pulled a handful. How exciting to feel the warmth of the sun in February.

Amy at love made my home said...

Indeed, let us hope. Soon!! xx

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I love that pretty fragrant rosemary shot ...so delicate.