It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.... As Ichabod jogged slowly on his way, his eye... ranged with delight over the treasures of jolly autumn. ~Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Ode To Spring

What flower this be..cold and wet?

The Snowball bush has left me yet? But wait...
Tis not a flower, tis a clod of hail.

And my garden looks all frozen and frail.
The sky was dark, The earth was white.
It was a fearful, awesome sight.

(We had a spring storm move over us yesterday afternoon that just about rearranged the landscape around here. Lightening, thunder and hail rained down on us. It was a purple cell on the weather channel. Quite exciting but, oh, my poor irises and roses.
I think Mother Nature is having a hard time letting go this year. She loves to speak in excesses when she knows that Summer is coming. Like a child that knows how to get attention, she decided to have a tantrum yesterday and let us know that she is still, and always will be, someone who commands respect.
I think this was her last hurrah until next year. Today, the sun shines...
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Heidi Ann said...

Oh, yes- yesterday's weather was QUITE something, wasn't it? And now today the sun is shining and looking all innocent, as though nothing ever happened.....

Angela said...

Wow! What a storm! I almost think that Old Man Winter is trying to make a comeback!


Chicken Boys said...

Did you write that poem? Quite clever, I must say. We woke to near frosty conditions this morning. A bit odd, but temps warmed to mid 70's by this afternoon. Pushing 90 coming Sunday. Go figure.

Chef E said...

Oh noooooo, man is that some hand of hail you have! At first I thought huh is that cotton, lol!

Look at that sky!

Ms. Caring I am so glad you post, you keep me up and give me great dinner conversation!

Missy AKA Little Messy Missy said...

Bad weather here too...everything looks beautiful!

Peg @ Bloomfield Farm said...

Cute poem! I hope your flowers didn't suffer too much. Two peonies opened in my garden today even though we've had cool weather... the sun came out and they got all happy and bloomed!

joanne said...

a tantrum? I love that, gonna use it here with the next t-storm...which should be in just a few minutes the way those dark clouds are moving.

AshTreeCottage said...

We've had hail storms and thunderstorms this week. Today it's been so cold and windy. When will spring ever arrive???

Susan and Bentley

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Oh've got yourself quite the hail-ball there. Sigh, we've had a few showers of those is cold-cold-cold and I'm wanting warm-warm-warm!
Pretty snowball bush, though. :-)

p.s. your comment on my earring post today made me snort. :)

Pauline said...

Thanks for the wonderful description of the storm - loved it! And the photo, too!