Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Impatient

Eager for Spring blooms,
I bring quince branches inside --
Pale petals unfold.

Early daffodils
Are eager too -- don't they know
It's January?  
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16 comments:

Ms. A said...

I'm seeing buds on some trees around here!

Julienne said...

I am, I really am pleased for you that you are seeing these signs of Spring.....I am just not pleased for me as it means I should be looking out for signs of Autumn!!!!!
Not ready...not nearly ready thank you!!!!!

Reader Wil said...

We also saw the first spring messangers. I do hope they will not die if we get some really nasty frost and snow. You never can tell.

Pat in east TN said...

Same thing over here, and I think they're all going to regret it, although I hope not.

Kath said...

Our daffodils are doing the same! And I saw a robin the other day.

Vicki Lane said...

It's amazing weather we're having -- but, like Wil and Pat, I'm afraid there's snow yet to come.

Julienne - I love being reminded of this big round world we live in!

Tipper said...

I'm just hoping all the fruit trees and bushes don't bloom out only to get bit by jack frost : )

Brian Miller said...

i dont know if any of the plants really know what season it is at this point honestly the way the weather is so back and forth...come on spring...

Suz said...

Oh dear...this is so early

:-) something is brewing

Darla said...

Lovely...I felt a gentle impatience in the first image and refrain, that then expanded into excited impatience in the following words and image! LOL

JJM said...

I spent a happy ten minutes yesterday morning at the bus stop, watching a squirrel scamper down a tree to fetch dry leaves off the lower branches, then scamper 'way up to his penthouse apartment (as it were), over and over ... Possibly, he was just adding insulation, but, just possibly, he's sensing spring isn't that far off, either.

Or perhaps he's just deluded. ;)
--Mario

Merisi said...

Love the quince blossoms!
I cut through the Botanical Garden of the University of Vienna today and discovered heralds of spring, a batch of yellow flowers. The sky was bright blue, but icy winds kept temperatures at an uncomfortable level. The flowers did not seem to mind.

Southwest Arkie said...

No blooms here yet, but with all this crazy weather, I am things will be greening up soon.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

I think winter forgot to arrive this year -- barbara

Victoria said...

Love the Haiku and the photos are beautiful.

Brenda said...

You would not have to force any buds if you were in Greensboro. On my way to the office today, I passed trees covered in pink blooms. And, I had to turn on the AIR CONDITIONING in my car today. I'm pretty sure I have never turned the air conditioning on in January in my entire life. Your quince is beautiful!