Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Perpetual Astonishment


There was only--spring itself; the throb of it, the light restlessness, the vital essence of it everywhere: in the sky, in the swift clouds, in the pale sunshine, and in the warm, high wind--rising suddenly, sinking suddenly, impulsive and playful like a big puppy that pawed you and then lay down to be petted. If I had been tossed down blindfold on that red prairie, I should have known that it was spring.--Willa Cather, My Antonia


My garden and my blog have both been ignored for weeks. My jobs keep me busy and prevent me from doing things I like. Then, right about now, I emerge and am able to find a little free time.
I have a love-hate relationship with my garden, and I'm sure my neighbors do, too. Right now, the weeds are high and thick. Just when I'm thinking that I need to hire someone to help me start all over again, I go out and look past the weeds, and there is Spring, all at once.

7 comments:

CMB said...

Spring = purple? Where’s a photo of those beautiful yellow flowers that are all over your garden?

vicmarcam said...

Oh, you are cruel. The beautiful yellow flowers are a lovely contrast to the purple. At least that's what I keep telling myself.

pttyck said...

Beautiful flowers. I can't help but smile looking at them.

pttyck said...

A weed is but an unloved flower. Ella Wilcox 1855-1919

Anonymous said...

I saw the weeds and sprayed them well...of course with water and dish soap.
I heard a sound and looked beyond. There were elves and fairies playing in the glenn, so I sneaked up behind them and poured cement on them.

vicmarcam said...

Pattycake, I suspect you find Ms. Ella Wilcox as nutty as I do. Yes, a weed is an unloved flower and that's why we pull them out. A cockroach is but an unloved creature.

pjwv said...

A cockroach is a dirty, diseased-infested creature that climbs into our food. Weeds don't do that!

Just ask Michael Pollan.

I personally like the beautiful yellow flowers.