Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Garden Promises


Hidden by the stone,
A daffodil scout looks round...
Tries the winter sun.
Emboldened, a waiting troop
Of green-speared warriors springs forth.

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Melting ice reveals
Tight rosettes of glaucous green...
Sedum bides its time
But a careless rose unfurls
Bronze leaves in January.

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13 comments:

Martin H. said...

So good to see the buds and shoots. Even though we know that warmer days are just around the corner, it's heartening to be reminded of the promise that comes with spring.

Pat in east TN said...

My daffodil's started peeking through before all of our cold weather and snow! I stressed over that, but they seem ok. I'm hoping the worst of our winter is over, but Mother Nature likes to play silly games with us sometimes.

Tammy said...

Love the one about the daffodils! You captured it perfectly. And spring will be upon us soon.
Tammy

Liz said...

I can't believe you are seeing shoots already! GRR I hate this climate - can't wait to be there!Wow shoots in January - to see new growth is so life affirming - wow

Vicki Lane said...

I put a bit of dirt over that exposed bulb and may go put some over those others. They're in a heat trap area and they lose their silly heads on the first warm day -- we still have February and March to get through -- and we've had major snow in March before.

But it is a pleasant, affirming sight.

Tipper said...

I haven't seen any buds yet-but I've got lots of goupy red mud : )

(your bird pics are really good in the post about birds down below a few other posts)

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Seeing little sprouts is such an exciting part of the year. Spring is on the way they seem to say.
Sam

Kathryn Stripling Byer said...

I dream over the seed catalogs every night. This summer I'm gonna have tomatoes, real heirloom tomatoes, by gum. Also Tuscan chard.

Vicki Lane said...

My husband always says that spring is when everything seems possible because there are no weeds . . . yet.

Victoria said...

That Sedum is so pretty! I wish it would grow up here.

And I really like the Tanka!

Vicki Lane said...

Thanks, Victoria! I thought sedum grew most anywhere -- are you too shady? It does need sun.

Miss_Yves said...

This promise of spring is so moving ...Beautiful pictures and words !

Victoria said...

I think it might be the combination of shade and our extreme tempertures. It can be 100 degrees in the summer and get down to 20 below in the winter. It's always been cold up here, but our highs never used to be above 75 degrees F.