Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring

A few days ago, in between downpours and snowstorms, there were a few quiet weather hours.
Whence I spent a few moments wandering around outside, to see what I could see.
And behold, the tenacious plants of early Spring are beginning to test the air.
Our friends in the valley are surrounded by pink trees and blooming daffodils already.
But up here, in the thinner air, the seasons turn at a different pace.
I might grumble a weensie bit, if a season overstays its welcome, but in all honesty, I am in love with this bit of earth that we call home.
I wouldn't trade our land -with its short growing seasons and long winters- for all of the fresh homegrown tomatoes in the world.

3 comments:

Ellen said...

Oh my gosh, the colors are glorious! The purple is awesome!

Dana Baker said...

It's very beautiful in your part of the world. I was amazed by all the moss on the trees when I was headed to Mt.Hood. It really is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been.

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous...
your photography skills are quite wonderful Miss Beth!!! I love close-up shots like these...they show the hidden world we share with plants and other living things... what camera are you using if I may be so bold?
xoxox
L